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doug105
05-07-2012, 06:26 PM
I started 2 other 3 x 5 sketchbooks about the same time that I started the "Stuff I See" journal. I like keeping it small and simple since that's all I'll really capable of at this point....<G>. I was intimidated by the idea of "sketchbooks" in general and I left them blank and sitting there for quite a while til I got up the nerve to actually try to draw in them! And I read somewhere that someone said leave the first few pages blank. That advise made it easier for me to get started.

These first sketches are in a book that has the name Copelle on the back of it. After doing 3 sketches the cover separated from the first pages. I'm going to have to glue it back together if I can.

Thanks for looking in!

DougN

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2012/986161-100_2410_640x401.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2012/986161-100_2411_437x640.jpg
drawn 2/17/12


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2012/986161-100_2412_640x423.jpg

DrDebby
05-07-2012, 07:57 PM
Sorry about your book falling apart. It's called "perfect binding" and it is NOT. Delightful fish and lobster. Hmm... getting hungry now. :lol:

RainySea
05-07-2012, 10:38 PM
Hi Doug. . . great sketches. The lobster is really cool, love the splatters and how you showed the textures. :thumbsup:

doug105
05-08-2012, 10:06 AM
Here's a couple more....

The loquat tree is in our own back yard, daughter got it for her
mom on mother's day several years back.

The second one is a big "ivy" growing under an oak tree in
the back yard. It was just starting it's new growth at the time
it's much bigger now.

Thanks

DougN

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2012/986161-100_2415_442x640.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2012/986161-100_2417_428x640.jpg

jpastores
05-08-2012, 01:34 PM
very coool. i really like your sea creatures. I feel like a kid looking through wildlife/science books. nostalgia kicking in!

DrDebby
05-08-2012, 04:12 PM
Marvelous plants.

Joan T
05-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Nice sketches of the plants and the lobster and fish.

Someone else recommended putting some color down on the pages ahead of time. That's a way to get over the fear of sketching on them.

JTMB
05-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Very nice work on all of these, Doug! I especially like the style you used for the fish.

doug105
05-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Hey Guys,

Here are 2 more to catch this sketchbook up to the present....

As ALWAYS.....Thanks for stoppin' by!

DougN

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2012/986161-100_2419_434x640.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2012/986161-100_2441_640x452_2.jpg

Joan T
05-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Nice negative painting of the fern and good color to the bird. I have so many journals that I can never seem to find what I'm looking for. lol

DrDebby
05-10-2012, 09:00 PM
Sweet bird. The ferns are lovely.

doug105
05-19-2012, 03:54 PM
Here are pictures from 3.5 x 5.5 sketchbook #3

This first one is from the real thing, the light is bolted down so it's not to hard to get it to hold a pose! It taught me 2 things, 1) perspective matters! and
2) maybe I should rough in with pencil first.....(at least to get the perspective right!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/986161-100_2636_444x640.jpg


I tried to do this second sketch with Dollar store markers.....I think they were like 24 to the pack for $1....Well, I used a little bit of wash to soften it up some. From real life at my wife's community garden.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/986161-100_2638_640x419.jpg
Thanks for looking!

DougN

DrDebby
05-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Perspective is just practice. Sketching directly in ink is good practice. The light's a little wonky, but you got some really nice details. You must live in the south somewhere having flowers and such at the end of February.

doug105
05-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Debby you're right! I live in FL.

Here's some more.....

This one I did sitting in the passenger side of my car on my lunch break and looked into the side mirror....It's supposed to be me. My wife doesn't think so. (maybe that's a good thing!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2012/986161-100_2640_422x640.jpg


Pelican coming in. I was down at the river watching the pelicans coming and going.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2012/986161-100_2642_640x430.jpg

This reminds me of some old poster from the 70's. (or not! my memory of the 70's is fuzzy.....<G>)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2012/986161-100_2644_422x640.jpg

Thanks for looking in!

Doug

DrDebby
05-20-2012, 07:03 PM
Ah, so that's what you look like. :) Back to birds I see. Like the silhouette of the bird on the barbed wire.

doug105
05-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Thanks Debby, the bird is supposed to be a dove (peace...) the barbed wire (war)!

here are a couple more....

I got the idea for these two from photos in a photography book.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2012/986161-100_2646_420x640.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2012/986161-100_2648_640x412.jpg

Thanks!

DougN

Elain
05-22-2012, 04:56 AM
Great range of subjects. Snapshots of the workld around you makes it interesting.

urbanspinner
05-22-2012, 12:28 PM
I love the carver's bench. You caught lots of light and form with just simple, monochrome washes. Really lovely.

Joan T
05-22-2012, 02:56 PM
These are great!!! I really like the one of the carver's bench and all the tools!

RainySea
05-22-2012, 03:27 PM
I love the monochrome bench one especially. . . wonderful pen work and nice job on the wash

doug105
05-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the comments guys/gals!

Glad you like the carver's bench, it was really fun to do!

Here's more from that sketch book to get me caught up!

This sketch was part of picture of "fresh ingredients" in a cookbook my wife has......I think they're a type of raddish.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2012/986161-100_2650_407x640.jpg

This is a sketch of a swallow tail kite. It's a kind of falcon that's more common down in the everglades, but we see them around here semi-regularly.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2012/986161-100_2654_438x640.jpg

Thanks for stopping by to see my simple work!

DougN

eyepaint
05-23-2012, 12:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2012/986161-100_2441_640x452_2.jpg

Love this one!!!

DrDebby
05-23-2012, 08:34 PM
Your sketches are all wonderful. I'll add my admiration of the carver's bench to the list. :)

Joan T
05-24-2012, 11:02 AM
I like those unusual shaped radishes! Nice sketches.

RainySea
05-24-2012, 02:52 PM
Love the radishes. . . great job

JTMB
06-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Very nice sketches since I last checked on the thread. Being into birds, I love the kite. There is a species of kite in the Everglades that feeds exclusively on snails - for obvious reasons it's kind of tenuous in its population and long term future. We have only one species of kite in my neck of the woods, and it's very rare.

doug105
06-03-2012, 12:28 AM
Hey Folks!

For your perusal.....A pile of dead leaves!!

Thanks for taking the time to look in!

DougN

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2012/986161-leaves_640x413.jpg

RainySea
06-03-2012, 12:45 AM
Great color and love the splatter effect,

DrDebby
06-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Great texture on your leaves.

Joan T
06-04-2012, 12:43 PM
Leaves are fun to sketch with their different colors and shapes. Nice!

doug105
06-25-2012, 11:47 PM
Here are a couple of random sketches I put in on other forums.

Thanks for looking! C & C Welcomed!

DougN

3.5 x5.5

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2012/986161-100_2925_413x640.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2012/986161-100_2927_396x640.jpg

6 x 9 aqua bee spiral book

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2012/986161-100_2930_522x800.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2012/986161-100_2933_800x476.jpg

DrDebby
06-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Great sketches. The city scape behind the palm is super.

JTMB
07-02-2012, 12:42 AM
Great job on the macaw!