Sunday, December 20, 2015

Busy Time

As with many people, this time of year can be super hectic and busy with Holidays, end of season chores, etc.  For us it's mainly been tending to outdoor chores.

This is a little quick sketch worked a few days ago one evening as I was winding down after working outside.

Handbook journal; Noodler's Flex pen with Lexington Gray ink.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Miniature Tree

A very dear friend, Hany, has been sharing photos and sketches of these miniature trees.  They are set up on tables and each are very unique in shape.

This particular one is about 5 or 6 inches in height and from one of the first group of photos Hany sent to me.  With his gracious permission, I have sketched this in pen and ink and watercolor.

Handbook; Noodler's Creaper pen; W&N watercolors.

I may be wrong but I believe this particular tree is a baobab tree.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Few Days Worth of Sketches

The last several days has been a mixed bag of outside chores, viewing Craftsy courses, and waiting for news on family member undergoing surgery.

From newest to oldest are sketches I've completed................all in the Handbook sketchbook.

Pencil (mechanical) first followed by pen and ink using a Noodler's Creaper pen and Lexington Grey Ink.  Watercolor with this one using W&N watercolors.

This was done yesterday........or actually last evening.  Used a Platinum Carbon pen with Noodlers 41 brown ink.  After the watercolor was applied, went back over some areas with a Micron 005.  Lead free (no pencil used with this one).  W&N and Daniel Smith watercolors.

These next two were inked using the Pilot Falcon and Lexington Grey ink.  Lead free with these two.  Daniel Smith watercolors.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Quick Watercolor Sketching

Was up early this morning and in the mood to do some sketching.  Worked these first three in the Handbook using a 1" flat and waterbrush.  The pen and ink was added last using my Pilot Falcon and Lexington Grey Ink.

From photo taken earlier this year.........

Our back yard......

Another from a photo taken a few months ago.......

This one was worked in the Strathmore Visual Journal using the same brushes and pen/ink.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Snowpeople Figurine

I have a thing for snowmen and each year look for new figurines or plush snowmen to add to my collection.

This is one of several picked up throughout this year.  I hope to eventually record in my journal a page for each.  :-)

Strathmore Visual Journal, Micron pens, and Watercolor.

I worked with watercolor first and then used the microns for the ink lines.  Not sure which way I like better.......inking first with color added or color first and inking as final.  Either way it's nice to work both ways as a change of pace.

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