This is a better color experiment than yesterday’s. I also made use of the trough between the two sketchbook pages. I made it correspond with the part of the gentleman’s hair.
I added watercolor to this pencil sketch. I’m working toward changing the emphasis of my sketching from the past year’s meditation on waiting. I would like to fill my next sketch book with colorful pen and ink and pencil drawings. To this end, I am looking for a better sketch book. Water applied to the […]
They really weren’t. The bottle of water I drew looks more like a wine bottle. The two people, who were actually chatting look more like they are waiting for something to happen. The title works for the reality I created, not for the world of those two, at that moment. I can do this, since […]
I had meal break while it was still light out the other day. I used my pencil sketch, ink and watercolor post production technique to render the vista I enjoyed while eating my lunch. The watercolors were not to my liking, so I ran the paper under the faucet (with the water turned on) to […]
I began with pencil, inked the main lines and added color to finish the sketch. The most satisfying part of this process occurred when I drew the framework. In this composition. the framework was the structure holding up the windows that formed the storefront. As I sketched the contents within the store, I experienced the […]
As it happens, there were two of us taking a break at the same time. There was nothing inanimate to draw, so I made a portrait of my work buddy. We chatted as I sketched away. I am usually not brave enough to draw a portrait with that person aware of it. I expect the […]
To peruse old photographs in the 21st century is to pry up the laptop lid, open the files on the disk (that one of the techie relatives made from the original paper photographs), and scrub through them on the screen. Below is a watercolored pencil sketch of just such an occasion.
To start off this month, I decided to return to color. In the dentist’s office, I began a sketch of the two people sitting across from me. The guy on the left moved his legs before I finished. This is why he looks like he has three of them. I added dabs of watercolor to […]
I like my 15 minutes in the cafe, when I work. I recon I spend 10 minutes on each sketch and 5 minutes trying to avoid burning my mouth on the hot beverage I get at the beginning of my coffee break. I feel the excitement when I work toward a completed sketch within a […]
Sometimes, when I’m early to work, I just wait in the car for a while. Now and then I practice drawing. In today’s world of glass windows and reflective storefronts, we don’t always notice reflections. They become invisible unless we make ourselves aware of them. I only captured a few of them in my sketch […]