View Full Version : Weekly Inspirational Pictures Sketch Thread for Dec 16-22
12-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Here are some photos for you to sketch in your journals this week. Please use any media that you like or mix and match media! First five are photos that I took (exploring textures/patterns) and the last two which are labeled from the library.
Have fun and hope to see what you come up with.
Eggnog and Cookies for Santa by wandrson --------------- & ----------------- Seagull by Mirizar
12-15-2012, 06:28 PM
New pics, cool. Thanks Rainy. Love the first couple of the rocks, was just thinking of playing with textures and rocks.... so thank you very much :) Love that sky too. Been trying to get back into watercolours so these will help me along nicely.
12-16-2012, 09:51 AM
Glad they will be helpful, Jacqui!
12-16-2012, 09:52 PM
very nice textures in those stones and gate (?), the seagull would be just my thing too....If I have time i will have to try it! Great photos Rainy!
12-18-2012, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the pictures, Rainy.
I gave myself a short time limit for this one because I'm trying to improve my sketching skills.
I think I turned your rock into a loaf of bread. Maybe I'm hungry. :)
12-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Hello Philip. . . nice take on that lamp on the path! I like the composition you made with it on the page and you nailed that lamp nicely. Exciting to see others draw photo I took!
12-18-2012, 07:47 PM
Philip really liked your sketch. I had a play with that one too.
watercolour, tried to play with the textures, not very successfully, and it turned out rather pink as well. At least I gave it a try :)
12-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Philip, great job on the lantern and the rocks. Sometimes rocks look like other things. Makes them fun to draw. :)
Jacqui, lovely watercolor of the lantern scene. Pink works as a unifying color in your interpretation. :cool:
12-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Jacqui, I really like your interpretation of the picture, especially that one stripped rock. I think that's a cool rock. . . I found it down in the back part of the yard and brought it up to put there under the lavender plant. I agree with Debby that the pink tones bring it all together wonderfully.
12-20-2012, 06:24 PM
12-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Great pen & ink, Rainy. Was it on a pre-painted background?
12-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Yes, Debby, thanks. . . it was some ink splotch put on a Stillman and Birn Delta sketchbook and then I drew over with a sharpie pen.
12-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks Debby and Rainy. Great detailed sketch there Rainy, love the splashes of colour.
12-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Yes, I've taken lots of liberties here interpreting "Eggnog and Cookies for Santa". A great photo to inspire Holiday cheer!
graphite, pen and ink on sketchbook page
page is 8 1/2" x 11"
12-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Great interpretation Steven, looks very cheery. Nice style.
12-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Steven, BRAVO! I love your interpretation of that picture. So festive.
12-21-2012, 03:27 AM
Nice work everyone. It's neat to see different versions of the same picture.
Steven, your pen drawings have a way of making me feel warm inside. I like it.
12-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Had a play with that lovely sky in watercolour.
12-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Steven, that's a wonderful interpretation. I can see that on a holiday card. :)
Jacqui, beautiful sky.
12-21-2012, 07:05 PM
Jacqui, I love your rendition of the top of my stable and the sky is perfect. Great job!
12-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks, Rainy,Gloppus, Jacqui, and Debby
I always reflect back to my childhood days during this time of year. I grew up with such a lovely warm home and family. I especially remember my parents and the love they shared with everyone that they knew. Christmas was always a festive and home-centered event. Very happy memories!
12-23-2012, 06:27 PM
I decided to use the same pic of your roof and that sky to play with Brushes on the iPad. Not too bad for a first attempt i guess. Has potential :)
12-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Hey, that is great Jacqui. I was thinking about trying that photo, may have to try on ipad first, too! Busy today finishing up Christmas presents!
12-24-2012, 08:34 PM
Super iPad sketch, Jacqui.
12-24-2012, 10:36 PM
I tried this on ipad. . . need lot more practice to try to blend sky colors
12-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Sorry, it didn't post.
I have been trying to change my avatar for over a month and the feature has been broken. . . I sure hope they will fix the glitches soon. :crying:
Thanks to all who used the picts last week!
12-25-2012, 01:04 PM
12-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Rainy love your iPad sketch, what app did you use? Very nice christmas sketch too. Lovely shine going there.
12-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Rainy, super sketches in more than one medium.
12-26-2012, 04:28 PM
Jacqui, I used art rage.
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