View Full Version : Sketching at Eagle Street Pier..

06-23-2015, 05:10 AM
It was a lovely day today, the weather was kind, if somewhat cool. (well it is winter here) ;-) There were fourteen of us out sketching today, and it was such fun. I love when coffee time comes around, we do a show and tell, and talk about our supplies and techniques. That is the best part. Almost..

Sketching outdoors is fun, and the Brisbane Urban Sketchers have new members joining every week. Awesome..

First sketch was a warm up. I was waiting for the group to arrive. (I always get there early to have a coffee first up) I had already drawn a couple of marks on this page some time ago, and i can't even remember what they were for, so, waste not want not, I incorporated them into this quickie.

It is a portion of the Kookaburra Queen, a paddle steamer that stakes guest for dinner cruises up the Brisbane River.. Holcroft Sketchbook 225gsm A4 size.


Next sketch is on unknown paper I inherited from my dear passed friend (Denis Denis TOF) It is a nice weight about 140lb I suspect, and handled the watercolour very well.

I used this instead of my sketchbook today, because I have more of this paper and I want to bind it into a sketchbook..

This is where i had to finish this one, but I really would like to get my dip pen and indian ink out and touch it up a little.. It is 10" x 12"

06-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Very nicely done JJ!!!

Shannon Expat
06-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Love that last one.

06-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Awesome sketcher outing. If the paper is that lovely, binding it into a sketchbook would be delightful.

06-23-2015, 06:05 PM
Thank you Uschi :)

Shannon Thanks. I had fun doing both of them..

Debby, thanks so much, yes I am going to enjoy this paper a lot..

06-24-2015, 12:36 AM
i love that last one too.

06-24-2015, 09:04 PM
Thanks Zebby :)

06-25-2015, 05:30 PM
These are great! Looks like your friend gave you good watercolor paper, binding it as a sketchbook is a great idea. I tend to avoid those large skyscrapers and heavily built up areas, congratulations on rendering the complexity of so many of them and the different angles and planes they occupy.

06-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Thanks Robert.. I suspect this paper is Curry's 140lb I love it.. Thanks for your comments, they are encouraging.. I am trying hard to learn to sketch realistic architecture. :)

Joan T
08-16-2015, 08:19 PM
You got to such fun places. Nice work!!

08-17-2015, 02:30 AM
Thanks Joan. I try to find fun and interesting places for the group to go. Brisbane City is so diverse, we will never run out of things to sketch.