Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Surprise Gift in the Mail

Monday I received a package from a friend through Facebook that took me totally by surprise.  After several days of not sketching, I decided to record this in a fresh Stillman & Birn square Beta journal.

With this sketch I wanted try try out a new marker pen I received today........Derwent Graphik Line Maker markers in 01, 03, and 05 points.  Color of these three is "graphite" which is a nice gray for subtle outlining.

Sketch was initially worked using the 03 marker pen and then I went over a few areas with the Platinum Carbon desk pen with Lexy Gray ink for more emphasis.


A warm and BIG thank you to Kate who sent this necklace to me along with earrings to match the beads in the necklace.


Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils - Complete Set

I haven't done a great deal in days except these color charts.  I've put this off for sometime and it took me three days to complete (a little each day).

Scanning doesn't quite show them correctly (especially the real light tints) so I also took photos.  Unfortunately my photography skills leaves a great deal to be desired..........lol.  In any event, I've included both.

Scanned:





Photographed using Ipad





Thursday, March 16, 2017

House in Leesburg Across from the Mote Morris House

This house caught my attention due to the various roof lines.  I'm not 100% positive but I believe this is a funeral home.  It sits across from the Mote Morris House in Leesburg, FL.

Final page in my first hand sewn journal made of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press watercolor paper.  Used my Pilot Falcon for the main part of the sketch and the Lamy Safari for finer lines like the suggested shingles.  Both with Lexington Gray ink.



Steps scanned working with pencil first, putting in the main ink lines, going back in adding smaller details, and finally the watercolor.


Visiting Great White Egret

For my husband and I, this is the first time we've seen this large species of bird in our neighborhood.  Normally we we the smaller flock of white birds (I think are also egrets) and the Sandhill Cranes.

This guy showed up in our neighbors yard across the street slowly making his way along the fence line and foliage as if looking for food.  Loved the various poses as he moved along.  How one minute his neck was shaped like an "S" and other times stretched out straight.

The most captivating part for me was the green around his eyes.  Another thing I noticed was how the eyeball itself looks like a fish eye.

Hand Sewn Journal / Fabriano / Lamy Safari / Lexy Gray Ink


Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday's Outing Continued

Here are the two additional sketches I started on Saturday while out on location.  All were basically completed in pencil on location with my inking and adding watercolor at home.

Both worked in the Hand Sewn Journal with Fabriano and pens used were the Lamy Safari and the Platinum Carbon fountain pens.  Lexington Gray and Platinum Carbon Black inks



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