Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Sketches - part 2

I've been squeaking in time for art whenever possible this month, but it's been tight.  Mostly all I've been able to manage is quickie sketches here and there.

All of these were done in my 3"x5" Handbook journal, landscape format.

This first one was done with a Pilot Razor pen and a waterbrush, looking out the window of the doctor's exam room while waiting for him to show.  The Razor is pretty sweet to draw with because it washes beautifully with a touch of water.

A bunny sculpture out in the front yard, done with a fountain pen with Levenger's Empyrean ink.  Again, it's not waterproof, so it washes nicely with a waterbrush.

This one was from a photo on the internet.  The hiker was taking some photos and when he panned sideways he found this bear playing peek-a-book with him from about 10 feet away.

A couple of quickies just to draw something.  On the left is a bandana hanging in my room, and on the right is a tree from my imagination.

This next one has a bit of a story with it.  It shows a view looking down the street from in front of the building where I work in downtown Washington DC.  While enjoying the sun and sketching away, a plainclothes security agent came up and wanted to know what I was doing.  Seems that someone had reported me to the guards inside and said I was drawing maps and taking notes!  Everything was cool after I showed him what I was doing.  This was another painting done with the limited palette I carry in my pocket sketch kit.

Another limited palette painting, just to unwind and zen out a little bit.  I think I need to learn to photograph these sketchbook pages rather than scan them, because the colors just don't come out true, and I'm not good enough with the software to tweak them enough to look right.

So yeah, that's it for now.  Please contain yourselves.  LOL