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03-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Hi, these are a couple sketches in that I tried to capture a visual note of the day. The one with the map notes I think I like the best it has the most notes (information) to jog my memory of where I went and what I saw at this location on this given day. Always trying to get better at visual field notation in the form of quick sketching. Thanks for looking and commenting, Greg

Link to my art videos,
http://www.youtube.com/user/OutdoorSketching?feature=mhee (http://www.youtube.com/user/OutdoorSketching?feature=mhee)

Media Used; Ballpoint Pen, Colored Pencil, Ink-Pen and Watercolor Wash. Bienfang 60lb “take me along” sketchbook.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/1193017-p1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/1193017-p2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/1193017-p3.jpg

03-19-2013, 01:34 PM
Hi! I like so much your channel on youtube! you are very good! I think I'll watch all videos lol
If u want this is mine but at the moment i have just 3 videos!

03-19-2013, 01:48 PM
Queenie83, Thank you...I looked at your drawings they are all really nice! Keep up the drawing and posting your work. Keep drawing “When It’s all said it done…it’s really all about the memories we have made”. Greg

03-19-2013, 03:33 PM
Welcome to the Art Journal forum! I love the blue/yellow/black in the first sketch. Please keep sharing your work with us :)

03-19-2013, 04:07 PM
EP, Thanks for your welcome and your nice comment. I really like this WC site overall and think this is a great place on the “Art Journal Forum”. Thanks to those for providing it so everyone can share and encourage others with there Art Journal Sketching entries. Greg

03-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Love the sketch with the map drawn over it. Like a real diary page of the day's travels. Welcome!

03-19-2013, 06:56 PM
very nice sketches. . . I especially like the second one. I will check out your youtube channel. Thanks for the link.

03-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Welcome to Art Journals, Greg. Really super sketches. It is all about making memories.

03-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Thank you Candace, This journal page started with the sketched map first, then the quick sketches of land marks along the way sort of grew around and over the top of it. Even though it’s a bit busy, I agree I think it is a neat way to record not only the destination but the journey along the way of this outdoor hike.

03-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Hi :)

Joan T
03-20-2013, 09:46 PM
These are great! I like the one of the boat at the top and the one with the map and the hike landmarks. Keep these coming!

03-27-2013, 12:11 PM
Still looks like winter around here where I live, but with a few hints of spring on it‘s way. These are some new sketch drawings of mine.

I first blocked in a quick pencil sketch outline, then used “Berol art marker“, then used some “Berol color pencil” over the top to soften some of the markers hard edges and vary color in places. I like this technique I first saw it demonstrated in a book called “Color Drawing” By; Michael E. Doyle in case anyone might be interested. Anyway everyone keep up the good work with your sketching , Greg

My Youtube Channel (link below)




Joan T
03-27-2013, 05:17 PM
Nice sketches!!! I love the texture in that green tree and this last one...super!

03-27-2013, 05:25 PM
Marvelous sketches of the outdoors.

03-27-2013, 07:35 PM
Thanks Joan and Debby for the encouragement another drawing from today. And also a new sketchbook I just got, looks like lots more drawing in the future :-) Thanks again.


03-27-2013, 09:21 PM
Greg, I love how you document what you see! I am especially entranced by your linework.. especially the boat sketch.

Aren't new sketchbooks the best? <3

03-27-2013, 09:43 PM
Thank you Virginia, that sketch is a fun way to draw…that is not putting a complete boarder all around the shapes in your drawing, but rather letting the eye fill in what you have left out. It works really well for line and color wash sketching. Thanks for the nice comment, and keep sketching. Greg

04-04-2013, 08:42 PM
These are two more graphite pencil sketches that I used color pencil over. For a quicker sketch I think the one with the little amount of color works well and holds it’s own. Anyway always fun to check in here and see every ones new drawings, everyone keep up with the great sketch books.




04-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Gorgeous landscapes.

04-05-2013, 03:08 PM
First time checking out your thread - very nice! My favorites are the fishing boat and the tree studies - really well done.

04-05-2013, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the comments and encouragement. Greg

04-06-2013, 03:47 AM
Nice ones

04-06-2013, 04:31 AM
these are all really nice. Im partial to pen work, and I love landscapes. Maybe this summer I will try a couple of these

04-06-2013, 09:11 AM
super sketches, full of rhythm and life, cool style, well done, off to look at yer vids... :D

04-06-2013, 10:05 AM
I love the sketches, every one!

04-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Wow! These are very beautiful sketches :thumbsup:


04-10-2013, 06:15 PM
Very nice sketches, that evergreen and rock sketch could be right around the corner from me somewhere.

Joan T
04-16-2013, 09:50 PM
Beautiful landscape sketches. I like the subtle color in that first one.

04-21-2013, 10:12 PM
I like these, Greg.
It looks like you are able to capture the essence of your subject very quickly.

04-22-2013, 12:36 AM
Those are both very nicely done. . . I especially like the form on the tree in the last one and the minimal use of color works well with it.

04-26-2013, 04:36 PM
Your trees are terrific. What a good eye you have and ability to translate them into a drawing.