View Full Version : back to the swamp, at last

06-08-2003, 05:28 AM
Found some time for my Sunday sketching session today. Went back to the local swamp.

When I got there I found I only had a ballpoint pen and a calligraphy pen, not my usual ones I use for sketching. I felt a bit rusty, but tomorrow is a public holiday, so I might get back there again for more practice.;)

#1 Ballpoint pen

#2 hybrid mix of my two pens:)



06-08-2003, 09:36 AM
Nice sketches Chris :) Good to see you are getting out again to do more of your swamp sketches, I don't see any rust anywhere on these :D:)

06-08-2003, 10:58 AM
Nope, they don't look rusty to me either. :D In fact, the trees are downright awesome!

06-08-2003, 01:59 PM
They are beautiful, I like specially the first one. Well done.

06-08-2003, 02:50 PM
HA! Rust...yeah right!! Gorgeous sketches you make those lines dance. Have missed seeing ya around. :)


06-09-2003, 01:05 AM
Thanks people! ;)

Danny, I've missed being around. Hopefully things will settle down and I can waste :), sorry, spend more time here.


06-09-2003, 01:15 AM
Hi Seejay ! :D These are really lovely sketches!! Whatever pens you used - it worked!! Aren't swamps wonderful !! :D

Lucky you public holiday we don't get one here :( but I suppose last weekend made up for that. So hope you have a really lovely day off - with lots of drawing fun! :D

Cheers Dahzl. :D

06-09-2003, 08:33 AM
Oh! Yummy....some more sketches. These are smashing Chris:clap: :clap:

06-10-2003, 01:35 AM
Thank you guys!

Dahzl: You'll enjoy your day off later in the year, and I'll be envious then.

Chris: Your comment makes my sketching hand itch!;)


06-10-2003, 10:36 AM
Hopefully things will settle down and I can waste , sorry, spend more time here.

Oh, man me too!! I miss this place like crazy! Glad to see you've broken out your sketching hand again, Chris! That first tree is an absolute beaut!! Now how about some more bears???

:clap: :clap: :clap:

06-10-2003, 10:40 AM
Ah, Chris, you have my tree creating juices mojoing (a word?) again. Great sketches.


06-10-2003, 08:29 PM
Thanks Bob and Mel.

Mel: bears??? Oh, you mean teddys! I think my wife has some new ones around somewhere, but there way down the list of things to do at the moment....

Bob: Glad I could get your mojo working again. Yeah, baby!!!;)


06-11-2003, 01:18 AM
Sometimes we have to use the tools at hand. I keep a little leather pouch where I keep a couple of drawing pencils, a sharpener, eraser, and at least one good pen that I make sure is full of ink all the time.

I'm glad to see you getting out again too. I enjoy your plein air sketches. Swamps have a lot of interesting things to draw. I love the cypress trees we have in swamps here. They grow in some strange patterns with these huge roots sticking out. I don't know if you have alligators there, but that is one thing we have to keep an eye open for as well as cotton mouth water snakes that are very aggressive.

06-11-2003, 09:00 AM
Well, once again this proves the point, it ain't the pen, it's the hand holding it. :) Nice sketches, Chris.

Time? What's that?

06-11-2003, 01:40 PM
Again, fantastic sketches...

06-11-2003, 10:37 PM
Thanks Ray and Eamon, for more encouragement. (Some may say I shouldn't be encouraged!;))