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08-11-2015, 04:30 AM
Todays was a gorgeous day to get out and sketch with the Brisbane Urban Sketchers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/usk.bne/)


Fabriano Venezia - sketchbook - 6" x 9.5" - Uni Pin 0.8 pen and watercolour



Looking towards Thornton Street Ferry Terminal - Kangaroo Point - Brisbane Qld

08-11-2015, 06:44 AM
Lovely energy in this.

08-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Well done JJ!!! Very pretty place!!

08-11-2015, 08:44 AM
JJ. you are amazing. Love your sketches. Perhaps one day I'll have one of them, it would be wonderful.

Scene Chaser
08-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Nice sketches, JJ. Love water scenes.

08-11-2015, 09:39 AM
Nice sketches JJ. You're lucky to have a group to sketch with regularly.

08-11-2015, 02:11 PM

08-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I do get a lot of joy going out sketching this beautiful city of mine. There is always some thing to new to sketch, lot of "secret" places and lots of not so secret, just waiting for a pen and paper to capture them.

David, there wasn't always a group. I got sick of sketching on my own, so asked permission from the board of directors of www.urbansketchers.org (http://www.urbansketchers.org) to start one here. You can do that too. Mine has been going four years or so now. It was very small at first, just two people, but with perseverance and the help of FB it grew. There are nearly 400 members now. :)

There are around 30 countries who have urban Sketchers now, and hundreds of regional chapters (as mine is) within those countries.

It is so rewarding going out with a group of like-minded people sketching and talking art. Nothing like it.

Cheers JJ

08-11-2015, 08:16 PM
Woo hoo! Great job!!

08-12-2015, 05:18 AM
Thanks so much EP.

chammi kaiser
08-12-2015, 05:31 AM
Nice lively sketches JJ. You are sooo prolific.:thumbsup: I am also envious that you are part of a group of enthusiastic sketchers.

08-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Friends of mine has a property in Burpengary, nestled amongst the trees in suburbia. He has four horses, a sheep, Goat, and two dogs. It was a gorgeous day, and while the children were riding, I was sketching, of course.

All are sketched in my Fabriano Venezia - sketchbook - 6" x 9.5" - Uni Pin 0.8 pen and watercolour, and water soluble graphite.




I really enjoyed sitting quietly in the corner of the paddock with my back to another shed and sketching this shed. I think I might be getting better at these buildings.


This is my kit, sitting on my WalkStool (http://www.walkstool.com/)
I really love it, it is light, easy to manage and comes with it's own carry bag. I didn't have my easel today, just sat with book in hand.


Practice makes perfect. I will keep practicing. They were moving a lot.. :-D


08-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Love that barn JJ!!!! Horse studies are good too!!

08-12-2015, 09:35 AM
Ditto, I find your sketches an adventure through the lines and imagery. Good stuff!

08-12-2015, 11:11 AM
Please tell more about your kit.

08-12-2015, 02:07 PM
What a wonderful sketch outing. Serenaded by children's laughter is a plus.

08-12-2015, 06:04 PM
Uschi, thank you. It is hard to sketch moving horses, and I think they knew, because as soon as the saw me raise my pencil they turned their butts to me. :lol:

Thanks Sandee, so glad you are enjoying the ride.

Pappyspop, i am heading out the do to do a "Greet" for the Brisbane Greeters. (https://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane-greeters) When I get home I will take photos for you, and tell you more.

Debby, thank you for popping in. It really was a fun and happy day.

08-14-2015, 06:39 PM
Oh, sounds like the horses are as bad as cats! Ari keeps turning his back if he hears my camera click or a pen or pencil move onpaper. Gorgeous sketches of your moving subjects. Great place sketches too.

08-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Thanks Robert. Yes, my cats did the same thing too. Animals know eh.. :D

08-15-2015, 09:47 AM
Super day today, sketching at the Korean Festival. There were eleven of us out sketching and we were spread all over the place. It was a load of fun. The sounds, the smells, the colours, the performances, it was all fabulous.










Scene Chaser
08-15-2015, 10:58 AM
JJ, you sketched your heart out. All lovely sketches. I especially love the children by the tent.

08-15-2015, 12:32 PM
JJ. you make sketching look easy and as naturally brings out who you are > what fills up your heart. good stuff. You figures are amazing. Love your work and the colours make it inviting. hugs.

08-15-2015, 05:24 PM
Delightful sketches of the event.

08-15-2015, 06:59 PM
JJ, wow! Love the korean festival drawings. They're so lively! The white on black is so striking.

Also, I love your kit! Are those Escoda travel brushes in that neat little leather case? Like the paint box with that combo of half pans and full pans. Beautifully compact.

08-16-2015, 04:18 AM
Bill, thank you. It was easy to sketch with all that energy around. It was a very fun day.

Sandee thank you so much - hugs back.

Debbie, thanks x

Robert, that is a w&n travel brush set. They are sable. They are very special to me, a dear friend gave them to me 7 or 8 years ago. Sadly we are no longer in tough, but I hope she goes well.

My paint box is a Schmincke. I bought it empty, and blu tacked the empty pans int it. I added a combo of paints. Danial Smith, Davinci, Holbien, and one M. Graham (Quin Rose) I love it. Oh and I have Art Spectrums Australia Gold in there, a very versitile green.

Joan T
08-16-2015, 12:16 PM
JJ - Great sketches! It is so much fun when you go out with a group to sketch. I love the ones of the musicians and the people in the costumes.

08-17-2015, 02:35 AM
Joan, it sure is fun going out in a group. Apart from the sketching, I love coffee time, when we show and tell, and talk about our tools and techniques.

08-17-2015, 02:37 AM
What fun! A lovely set of sketches of the festival JJ.


08-18-2015, 07:45 AM
A5 black Mont Mart 220 gsm sketchpad - White Signo Gel pen

My warm up sketch was done from the Wicked Corner Cafe on the corner of Edward St and Wickham Terrace. Where I was sitting, I could look up Wickham Terrace and see the Historic Windmill Observation Tower.

The Old Windmill was built in 1828 during colonial times by convicts for grinding grains, such as wheat and maize. It is the first and oldest convict built structure in Brisbane and is on the heritage list.

It originally had wind-powered sails, but they never worked very well, so a treadmill called a "rat-wheel" was introduced. It is said that one convict slipped to his death while working the treadmill. The fellow convicts were ordered not to stop "treading" The treadmill was dismantled in 1842 when the convict settlement was closed.

From 1922 to 1926 the tower served the Institute of Radio Engineers for meetings and experiments, Gympie Radio Pioneer A. E. Dillon 4CH, was the first experimenter to conduct MW tests and transmissions from this tower in late 1921 or early 1922. The Tower was ideally suited for this purpose as it commanded a panoramic view from Moreton Bay in the east, to Darling Downs on the western horizon. Nearby he erected a 150 feet (45m) mast and strung an 80 feet (24m) antenna between it and the Tower - the most impressive configuration of its kind in Queensland at the time.
During the 1930s and 1940s the tower was the venue for pioneer television broadcasting.

Fabriano Venezia 9.5" x 6" 220gsm sketchbook - 0.8 UniPin pen and watercolours

The first Baptist church was formed in Brisbane in 1855. The first Church building was opened in Wharf Street in 1859. The church then moved to the present site on Wickham Terrace. This impressive building stands on one of the highest parts of the city.
The current Baptist City Tabernacle was designed by Richard Gailey and built from to 1889 to 1890. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992


Thank you for looking :)

08-18-2015, 08:00 AM
All this practise is paying dividends JJ. Nice sketch of a complicated building.


08-18-2015, 08:12 AM
Thanks Doug, I am getting better at it aren't I?

08-18-2015, 10:03 AM
JJ. your added colour brings the sketch to life. good stuff like a pro.

08-18-2015, 05:09 PM
Lovely sketches.

08-18-2015, 09:12 PM
Thank you so much Sandee and Debby x

08-22-2015, 06:22 AM
It was cloudy drizzly morning when I got up at 6.30 this morning. I wasn't surprised that only 7 of the usual 14 sketchers came out to sketch. None the less, it was a very good day, and I got this one sketch done.

Fabriano Venezia. 9.5" x 6"
Uni Pin 0.8 and 0.3 black pens and watercolours

The Markets support a collective group of local artisans, designers, growers and producers. It is quite large with some of it being indoors. I didn't realise how large until after we had had coffee, and a friend and I walked through the whole thing. I will be back, loads of subject matter :D

08-22-2015, 10:05 AM
JJ. I love the sketch with all the detail that matters, you colour brings a nice depth to the scene. The whites are singing. Good stuff.

08-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Super sketch. Awesome that the weather didn't stop you.

08-22-2015, 10:50 PM
Sandee, it was fun to do. There were four of us sitting on the chairs they provided, all sketching a different angle. Thanks for your lovely comments.
I think my work is changing, don't you?

Thank you Debby. It was fine the whole time we were there. :)

Joan T
08-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Love the market sketch. They are such fun places to go to sketch with such an assortment of fun subjects. The double page spreads are great.

08-23-2015, 09:02 AM
Thank you Joan

08-25-2015, 06:01 AM
Sketching at the Breakfast Creek Hotel - It is a heritage listed building built in 1889. The hotel was designed in the French Renaissance architecture style by prominent architect Richard Gailey.

Fabriano Venezia 9.5" x 6" sketchbook
2B graphite mechanical pencil
Uni Pin 0.05 black pen



Getting instruction from Szczepan. He is an architect, and very generous with his time.

08-25-2015, 07:25 AM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

08-25-2015, 09:17 AM
The art is in the simple detail, makes a grand success of the overall sketch. good stuff. The laying of colour brings everything to a reality of its own. Your sketches are evolving with delight for the viewer.

08-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Love all your sketches, JJ! The photo of the buildings is amazing! So much detail that would be fun to sketch.

08-25-2015, 07:49 PM

08-26-2015, 12:47 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. :)

08-26-2015, 01:21 AM
Today, I had a journey to the city for a meeting on Platform 3 Roma Street Station. The building on platform 3 was built in 1874. The Roma Street Station was opened in 1875.

Platform 3 has been undergoing serious restoration work, and will be part of Brisbane Open House this year. As a Brisbane Greeter, I may get to do a shift there.

Today was the launch for Open House, and there were many dignitaries about.

I took my sketchbook, and seeing as i arrived early i started this sketch. Once the launch was over and I was free to go, I went back and finished it.

The carriage in the background is from Queensland Rail's heritage steam train BB18 1/4 1079 fondly known as Bety


chammi kaiser
08-26-2015, 03:52 AM
JJ, I have just returned from a week's cycling and have paged through your sketches. I enjoyed them so much. They are full of life and you are just getting better and better.

08-26-2015, 04:43 AM
I have to agree, your sketches are improving every day JJ.

Great publicity for your group.


08-26-2015, 07:55 AM
Great arches!!!:thumbsup:

08-26-2015, 09:25 AM
JJ. a joy to view. Your sketches take me there - up close and personal. The colour delights this train esp. Lucky you in the driver's seat. It suits you well, leading your own excursion into life ahead.

08-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Wonderful history and sketch.

08-27-2015, 05:34 AM
JJ, I have just returned from a week's cycling and have paged through your sketches. I enjoyed them so much. They are full of life and you are just getting better and better.
Thank you Chammi, you are lovely to say so. Your own work is so beautiful.

I have to agree, your sketches are improving every day JJ.
Great publicity for your group.
Doug Thanks Doug, I am trying to see the bigger picture. I hope the publicity comes to pass :-)
I do think, upon reflection, I should probably have seriously hinted at those bricks, and not tried to draw them all. I thought about it, but then I wanted to show the deeper shadow on the inside wall. Still I think in hindsight, less is more here.

Uschi, thank you. You are such a great supporter xx

JJ. a joy to view. Your sketches take me there - up close and personal. The colour delights this train esp. Lucky you in the driver's seat. It suits you well, leading your own excursion into life ahead. Sandee Thank you Sandee. I do have way too much fun. Thta is the second time in the engine of an hirstoric steam train. The first was the Zig Zag train in Lithgow about 8 years ago. My friend at the time Maree said she had to do something or other, and I said ok and walked up to the engine. Maree said she was only a minute or two and when she looked up, there was JJ sailing past in the engine waving for all she was worth. :D Fun!!

Debby thank you so much..

08-31-2015, 06:45 AM

This is the oldest Buddhist temple. It was more formally known as the Temple of the Holy Triad because three religions were practised here - Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Nowadays it is listed as Quan Am Temple.
It was made by Chinese craftsman with materials imported for the purpose, and it was opened in 1884.




08-31-2015, 06:47 AM
You get to som fascinating places JJ.


08-31-2015, 07:32 AM
great series :)

08-31-2015, 08:58 AM
JJ, your sketches have become quite an impressive body of work... and it's so very interesting that you can enjoy such a wide variety of architecture!

08-31-2015, 01:00 PM
LOL at seeing JJ passing bye in the train. You are so lucky at times. Your sketches you good to me. You caught the essence and they translate well, too. Fun is always just around the corner in your world. A joy to see your pics.

08-31-2015, 03:31 PM
Great sketches. Always something new to see, explore, learn.

Joan T
08-31-2015, 08:32 PM
JJ - Your sketches of the buildings are great! Super job!!

09-01-2015, 03:31 AM
Thank you guys :)

09-01-2015, 03:45 AM
Today is the first day of spring.
It was a glorious day out, and sketching at park road, Milton's cafe scene was a load of fun.
Fabriano Venezia sketchbook - Dragon fountain pen, and Noodlers blue black ink. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2015/22284-JJ3res.jpg

First sketch of the day. The Cafe La Dolce Vita and surrounding cafes all had these amazing sculptures surrounding them. (see photo below)

I sat across the road to sketch this one.

This elderly man was the cousin of the owner. His job is to stand at the front of the cafe, or sit if he got tired, and smile welcomeingly at the prospective customers.
When I got to the cafe we are going to have coffee at, the first thing I do is book a table for us, then ask for permission to sketch at the front while I wait for everyone to arrive. I did this today, as always. However, this old chappy did not believe that i had booked a table and asked to sit there, and he was most annoying, grumbling at us. He did not stop until I asked him nicely to accompany me inside and speak to the person i had spoken too. Needless to say, next week we are going to the Coffee Club. :p



09-01-2015, 07:36 AM
I really like your figure sketches JJ, you are good at doing them!!

09-01-2015, 08:16 AM
Nice, nice, nice... I like the blue and ink.

09-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Thanks Char, it has become a favourite of mine. I carry a water brush with my wen I have this ink on board. :)
Sadly Noodlers ink is no longer available in Austraia.

09-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Uschi, I so enjoyed sketching today. It was a glorious day.

09-01-2015, 08:41 AM
JJ, your sketches are EXCELLENT! You are so good with them now. What a lovely place in which to sketch. I'm glad you enjoyed the wonderful weather too.

09-01-2015, 08:47 AM
JJ. fantastic capture, love the cloud in the sky. Your sketches appeal to the mood of the view, creating it, changing it. good stuff. They also reflect the intuitive sense you have with your approach to the overall scene.

09-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Love the sketches JJ, and it looks like an interesting place.

09-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Bummer about the Noodler's ink. Great sketches.

09-01-2015, 11:00 PM
JJ, your sketches are EXCELLENT! You are so good with them now. What a lovely place in which to sketch. I'm glad you enjoyed the wonderful weather too.I am really blessed with the large number of fabulous places to sketch here in Brisbane. The group enjoyed Milton so much we are going back next Tuesday. :)

Sandee, thank you.

Lynn, yes, it is a great place to sketch. Strange how I never ventured there before.. It is a hidden gem.

Bummer about the Noodler's ink. Great sketches. What do you mean Debby?

I knew the ink was not waterproof, that is what I love about it. That is why I carry a waterbrush with me to exploit the fact :)

09-02-2015, 05:05 PM
The fact you can't get it anymore was the bummer. Sorry for the misunderstanding. The sketches are marvelous.

09-02-2015, 10:10 PM
Oh yes. That sure is the bummer. Maybe I can get it sent over from the States, as i am nearly out of it.

09-05-2015, 09:27 AM
We all went back to the Boundary Street markets, and sketched. The stalls change around every week, I didn't realise that. New thing to sketch. One could go every Saturday and sketch something new.

I was sitting across the road looking towards the three monkeys here. My angles got skew-wiffed some..


Second sketch was done after all but one had gone home. Dear Deirdre, is around 80 years old. She gets a little mixed up. I ring her every night before the meets and tell her where to go and how. Last night she didn't write it down as she usually does, and went to Milton where we were last Tuesday. Aaaaw.

She had walked back to the markets to buy her weekly food supply and saw me walking back to the table I was sharing with one other member. She was so excited she did a little jig. Aaaaaaa bless.

Andrea left but I didn't have the heart as she wanted company and to sketch a little more. I drove her home at 4.00pm.

The Three Monkeys Coffee and Tea House is across the road.

There were too many people mulling around to take a photo of where I was sketching, so this is the next best thing. Where we were, were cute little seats made from upturned milk crates and hessian bags and cushions.

09-05-2015, 10:57 AM
Lots to look at JJ, nice sketches!

09-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Great sketches. You are a wonderful friend to help Deirdre out like that.

09-05-2015, 08:08 PM
Thank you both :)

09-05-2015, 09:37 PM
I so admire your work, JJ :)

09-06-2015, 05:01 AM
Aaaaaaw thank you so much EP x

09-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Fathers day Jazz festival. First time I had been down to see it, and what a delightful treat.
I was standing to sketch, and had to keep moving out of folks way some, but it was such fun. The music was fabulous and energising.
Somebody asked me on fb if I added colour to my sketches onsite or at home. I have always done it onsite, until yesterday.

I didn't have the time nor the space to get my palette out to paint, so when I got back to my daughters, whilst she was preparing dinner I added the colour from the photos I took on my phone.

All sketches done in my trusty Fabriano Venezia sketchbook and lamy fountain pen.








09-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Good for you JJ.


chammi kaiser
09-07-2015, 11:26 AM
That looks like such fun JJ. Your sketches reflect your life and I love sharing some of that life with you through them. Thank you. Keep them coming.

09-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Fun fun fun!!

09-07-2015, 02:42 PM
so much fun to see these sketches and photos, always bring a smile at the capture you make. thx.

09-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Great sketches of the day.

09-08-2015, 03:59 AM
Thank you Doug.

Chammi, that you so much I am glad you enjoy my adventures.

EP, it sure was.

Thanks Sandee, you are lovely.

Debby, thank you for your continued support. :)

09-08-2015, 04:04 AM
Back to Park Road today with the Brisbane USkers.

I was sitting at the coffee Club on Park Road, looking directly across the street at the reflections in the high rise. It was challenging, because before I got to finish the cranes they started moving. I thought I was seeing this at first. I was drawing away, and though oye! That's not right, and right before my eyes the crane turned around. Lucky for me i had about three quarters of an hour head start on those workmen.. :D

Fabriano Venezia Sketchbook - Lamy Safari fountain pen and watrcolours.



09-08-2015, 04:08 AM
A wonderful sketch JJ, very inventive. Glad you got to finish it.


09-08-2015, 07:28 AM
Well done JJ!!!!

09-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Very creative and amazes me in what you choose to sketch, this is fab... and well done. You have the "artist's eye" as you continue sketching. Good stuff. Enjoyed the view.

09-08-2015, 02:47 PM
Amazing sketch. Glad you got a head start. :)

09-08-2015, 08:22 PM
Joan, continue to love your sketches in general but the creativity of that reflection one is stunning. I'd have never thought to draw that. Amazing.

09-08-2015, 09:25 PM
Very creative and amazes me in what you choose to sketch, this is fab... and well done. You have the "artist's eye" as you continue sketching. Good stuff. Enjoyed the view.
sandThank you Sandee :D

Doug, Uschi, Debby, thank you.

BJ thanks for looking in. I have been dying to sketch the crane reflections for a long time. We sure have a lot in our city right now.

Cheers Judy-Joy

09-09-2015, 06:06 AM
Quick sketch today, from my car...
I am not fond of going to the Dentist. So, I went half an hour early to calm myself with a bit of sketching.. I sketched in my pocket sketchbook (Holcroft 6"x9: Uni Pin pen and watercolours)
I need not have worried, he gave me a clean bill of teeth-health.:D


09-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Nice sketches :)

09-09-2015, 10:07 AM
Nice way to settle nerves before dentist visit. I know how you feel, Hazel has the same fear.

09-09-2015, 03:18 PM
niiiice, better than being there.

09-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Never thought of that solution. I usually bring a book to read. Wonderful sketch.

09-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Thank you Vivien, Bob, it words, Sandee yes, Debby thanks.. :)

09-10-2015, 05:16 AM
I had been stuck in the house all day, a rarity for me, unless i am worn out. I had admin work to do. Finished finally at 4.00pm and with the light about to fade, I grabbed my kit and hoofed it next door to sit on their garden wall and sketch.

This house has been on my mind to sketch since they renovated it a about 3 or 4 years ago. Finally I did it. I enjoyed it too, even though the wind had come up from the bay and I was shivering. (It still gets quite cool here in the evenings) I just got it finished before it got too dark. I didn't get a photo of the house.

Fabriano Venezia sketchbook, Lamy Safari fountain pen and watercolours..

09-10-2015, 08:19 AM
Great sketch JJ. I think it's a beautiful house and see why it intrigued you. I love your fresh blue sky and the trees/foliage too. You even managed to sketch their car. :D

09-10-2015, 08:24 AM
love the composition, I'm centred into the personal element giving a hint of the life there. The colour choice catches attention and once again fills in the scene wonderfully. good stuff.

09-10-2015, 07:04 PM
Delightful sketch.

09-11-2015, 06:08 AM
Thank you for your wonderful comments guys :) xx

09-13-2015, 04:25 AM
I went to the Scandinavian Festival today with the Brisbane USkers. It was crowded, really crowded. :eek: I had a mini panic attack when caught in the middle of the throng by myself. I made a point of walking with other group members after that..

Lunch was wonderful. I had a genuine Danish lunch, pumpernickel bread, topped with salad leaves, grated vege, and roast beef.and bought a genuine Danish pastry home for my house mate.

Fabriano Sketchbook 9.5" x 6" Lamy fountain pen and watercolours

It was quite challenging trying to sketch with crowds of people milling around in front of me looking at he displays. I enjoyed it though.

09-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Ooh, what a fun sketch.

09-14-2015, 12:00 AM
Thanks Debby. I wish i could have done better justice to it, but it was wall to wall people..

09-15-2015, 06:07 AM
I have wanted to sketch this building for ages Thought I had better hurry up before they finish building it. The building is affectionately known as the Tower of Power. It is the new government building. The building on the left of my sketch is Parliament House.

After I had finished sketching, I was heading back to the ferry terminal, when I noticed that the gates to parliament annex were open. So I went in. Parliament is sitting. I got to go up to the Gallery and watch the session for awhile. I had asked if I was allowed to sketch up there and was told yes. I was 15 minutes into my sketch, when security came and told me they had made a mistake and no, I couldn't sketch. I memorised what I was looking at, and will finish it this week.

After September 11, Parliament House was closed to tourist/public, unless you were invited for High Tea. They told me today, that the tours are back on. yay. I have so wanted to go through the building, as it is magnificent.

I digress..

My Sketch......... :)



09-15-2015, 07:03 AM
A SUPER sketch JJ - well done! And enhanced by the cranes and the Parliament building.


09-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Lots of patience needed for that one JJ, turned out wonderfully!!

09-15-2015, 08:37 AM

Scene Chaser
09-15-2015, 10:21 AM
That is a great sketch, JJ.

09-15-2015, 04:25 PM
Great sketch catching lots of the details.

09-15-2015, 07:40 PM
Thank you all so very much. I really did enjoy making this sketch. :)

09-15-2015, 09:26 PM
Amazing detail and spatial concepts. You captured the depth of field. Always a pleasure to view your sketches. This one is the most complex you've tackled. good stuff.

09-16-2015, 04:31 AM
Thanks Sandee xx

chammi kaiser
09-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Wow, JJ, that was quite a challenge and you met the challenge very well. Great sketch.

09-16-2015, 09:51 PM
Thanks Chammi :-)

09-19-2015, 07:38 AM
I went to the Doomben Races with the Brisbane urban Sketchers today to sketch. It was a blast. There wasn't any special day happening, so not too crowded, and easy to find somewhere to sit and sketch.

Warmup on the horses in the stables. Didn't mean to give that guy a sway back :o



Sitting up in the stands, gives a great view. Andrea and I were the only ones up there for the longest time..



There were some amazing Fascinators there. Sadly I didn't have time to get the watercolours out..

Thanks for looking. :)

09-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Great job JJ!!! Did you do any betting??

09-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Great sketch of the racecourse JJ.


09-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Great job on these sketches JJ!

09-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Sounds like a wonderful day. Great sketches.

09-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Thank you Doug, Darla and Debby. :)

Joan T
09-20-2015, 09:52 PM
I just caught up on your recent sketches...great job! You've been going to some super places. Love these!

09-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Thanks Joan.. :D

09-26-2015, 08:06 AM

Fabriano Venezia 9.5" x 6" 200gsm sketchbook. Lamy pen, noodlers black ink, watercolours.


The Regent Theatre was constructed as the first and only American-style picture palace, reflecting the opulence and grandeur of the great Hollywood era, to be built in Queensland, and was one of many operated by Hoyts in Australia. There are many stories worth telling of the Brisbane Theatre, including the police chase which resulted in a bullet hole in the ceiling.

The picture palaces were built to imitate Hollywood's Golden Era and were designed to function as a cinema and theatre. The Regent was designed by Melbourne architect, Charles N. Hollinshed, with assistance from the Brisbane-based Richard Gailey Junior and Aaron Bolot. It was erected in 1929 and opened on 8 November.
Sadly the theatre itself was demolished, and all that remains is this magnificent foyer. It houses the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre.

Below are photos I took today, after sketching.




09-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Terrific sketch JJ.


Joan T
09-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Wonderful detail to the theatre! Impressive!!!

09-26-2015, 09:27 PM
The sketch is wonderful. Love the background information with the sketch.

09-27-2015, 01:07 AM
Thank you, all three of your for your comments. :)

09-28-2015, 04:33 AM

Sketching at my local Shopping mall
A5 Quill Sketchbook (90lb) Uni pin pen and watercolours


09-28-2015, 04:36 AM
An excellent sketch JJ.

If you watch the Parka blog you will realise that bright colours make good sketches.


09-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Great sketch.

09-29-2015, 05:27 AM
Doug, I do follow Parka Blog, what an amazing sketcher he is! Thanks.. :)

Thank you Debby..

09-29-2015, 05:34 AM
Today, I sat on the newly opened Abutment on the side of the Victoria Bridge on South Bank and sketched the "Tower of Power"
This building is huge, it is quite claustrophobic in the way it crowds the river bank. (there are more buildings to come with the building of Queens Wharf (http://www.destinationbrisbaneconsortium.com.au/))


You can just see the roof of Parliament House that I sketched in my work on the other side..


A5 Fabriano Venezia sketchbook. Lamy pen Noodlers black ink, and watercolours.

09-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Great sketch/wash JJ. That building is going to be a fine piece of architecture.

09-29-2015, 08:49 AM
Lovely sketch JJ, you really are developing your talent well!

09-29-2015, 09:02 AM
Looks great!!! Well done!!

09-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Thank you Darla, Lynn, Uschi :D

09-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Amazing sketch of a huge building.

Joan T
09-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Great and colorful shopping mall sketch! That building is impressive. You captured so much detail!!

09-30-2015, 09:14 AM
Thank you so much Debby and Joan. :)

09-30-2015, 12:43 PM
JJ wow! You really got across its size with that layout, ran over two pages! Well done. Very clear and accurate!

10-01-2015, 05:23 AM
Thank you Rob. I am pleased with it. Somebody saw it a couple of days ago, and went through my whole sketchbook. The want me to think about making a book with my sketches for sale. Promote Brisbane and all. :)

Maybe I will. I will think about it seriously next year.

10-01-2015, 05:44 AM
I could see that working, JJ. Your sketches are lovely - an official collection would be nice.

10-01-2015, 06:08 AM
you have to go for it! good luck

10-02-2015, 07:45 PM
That would rock! I think people would love it. I'd be intrigued.

10-03-2015, 07:35 AM
Aaaaaaaaaw, you guys are lovely. I am thinking about it.. :)

10-03-2015, 07:41 AM
Back to South Bank today, and the Tower of Power. This building really gets to me :D



10-03-2015, 07:45 AM


This sketch was quick. I am so tired I need to go to bed early tonight. All my housemates fault. He is a shift worker, and unbeknownst to me got home two hours early last night, and scared the bejeepers out of me. I thought I had a burgler.:eek: My heart pounded for an hours and I dozed for another 2 hours before giving in, and getting up. I will sleep well tonight.

10-04-2015, 05:27 AM
Not far from my house is a park. There a waterway running through it, which diverts the Bulimba Creek that was. There are water fowls, nice planting, and water loving fiscus trees.

I went for a walk the long way round, and stopped when I saw the wonderful late afternoon sun on the trees. My walk took one hour in total, my sketch 30 minutes.

This is my sketch for today.


Quill sketchbook Pitt pen (F) colour Indian ink.

10-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Wonderful sketches.

10-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Nice tree sketch and WOW the cat licking its nose, that's so funny and cute! Well drawn cat! Ari does that but I never caught him doing it with a camera, jus as any yawn photo has a motion blur. Wonderful sketches!

10-04-2015, 10:56 PM
Rob I have a wonderful yawn photo of her too. Just at the right place at the right time :D

I love this girl so much. She can't be replaced.

10-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Debby, thank you so much. It is lovely of you to follow my journey xx

10-05-2015, 07:34 AM
InkTober 2015 Day 05
Goulet pens ink samples and Pitt pen - Quill A5 sketchbook



10-05-2015, 09:30 AM
I searched a cross post to find this forum, not sure I can find my way back, was not on any menu! At any rate JJ I love your sketches! Especially the ones from the festivals, very colorful, active, amazing!

10-06-2015, 05:00 AM
Linda, yes, this forum is hard to find, I agree. It is not in the Drop-Down at the top of the page..
It is however in the Drop-Down at the bottom of this page. It is in the bottom section of this menu.

Thank you for looking at my sketches, that is so sweet of you :)

10-06-2015, 05:11 AM
It was hot today, very hot, so I had preplanned for the sketching group to sketch at the gardens where it is around 10 deg Celsius lower than the CBD


Firstly my ink drawing for Day 06 #inktober

The trees on the edge of Botanic Gardens, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in the background, and the City Marina in the middle.


Fabriano 9.5" x 6" Venezia 200gsm sketchbook -
Lamy fountain and Noodlers black ink -

10-06-2015, 09:09 AM
Quite lovely JJ!!

10-06-2015, 08:18 PM
Thanks Uschi :-)

10-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Such lovely sketches. Love botanical gardens. Wonderful places to sketch.

10-07-2015, 06:32 AM
Thank you Debby :) Me too, it is wonderful. Birds singing brings me joy..

10-07-2015, 08:00 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2015/22284-Pear_in_bag.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Oct-2015/22284-pear_and_bag.jpg

I am a bit rushed tonight, I have to study for a "Greet" I have tomorrow. I a, excited i am taking four international visitors around my city. Check out Brisbane Greeters (http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/Brisbane-Greeters)


10-07-2015, 08:33 AM
The gardens are gorgeous, and you make the pear look easy but I know that Baggie makes it a real challenge! Best of luck on your Greet!

10-07-2015, 08:56 AM
:eek: You're a brave soul, drawing a pear in a plastic bag!!! I'd have eaten the bag first, then drawn the pear. Or something. I also love the botanic garden, very good sense of depth.

10-07-2015, 04:43 PM
Awesome job on the pear inside the plastic bag.

10-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Thank you guys. You are two kind. I had a blast today, but walked too far and am so tired I can't draw a straight line..

I had three goes at drawing todays #inktober drawing. They all leave a lot to be desires :lol:


My excuse :lol: I walked over 6 miles today, 105km and I am dead tired.

10-08-2015, 09:38 AM
JJ I would be fallen over never to move again! Amazing you drew anything! These are terrific!

10-08-2015, 07:26 PM
Thanks Linda :)

chammi kaiser
10-09-2015, 03:09 AM
JJ. I have been away and have just caught up with things and at last had time to go through your sketches. I really enjoy them. They are so lively and I feel we are getting to know you better through them. Wonderful stuff.

10-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Thank you so much Chammi :)

10-09-2015, 08:30 AM
As a Brisbane Greeter is was invited to the opening of Oktoberfest. It was a load of fun, dancing and costumes and beer. I discovered I really like German dark beer. The beer did nothing for my drawing skills, but here it is day nine :D


10-09-2015, 08:43 AM
JJ it is quite impressive, especially given the beer! Last time I tried to keep up drinking with German friends in Nuremberg, I ended up under the table, literally!

10-09-2015, 08:54 AM
He is looking good JJ!! Love the detail in the lederhosen:)

Scene Chaser
10-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Nice one, JJ. Though, he does look a little inebriated.:)

10-10-2015, 07:07 AM
Thank you all three of you :D

chammi kaiser
10-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Glad you enjoyed the Oktoberfest JJ. We are right in the middle of it here in Bavaria - only an hour from Munich where it all takes place. Masses of people so we tend to steer clear!!! What a fun sketch of a typical 'Bayerische' accordian player. Well done.

10-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Thanks so much for commenting Chammi. Brisbane has the largest Oktoberfest in Australia. It is run by two families, one of whom my daughter knows. :-) It focus's not so much on drinking beer, of which there is a lot!! but on the German Festival itself. It was a fun night. The festival runs over two weekends, I may see how I feel next weekend, today I am beat.

10-10-2015, 08:58 PM
What a great Saturday we had. Brisbane Open House (http://brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/) is fabulous. The city opens up their Historical heritage listed building for the public to view and admire.

We all met at City hall in King George Square, and walked across the square to the Albert Uniting Church for our first stop. We got to see five buildings all up.

I captured Graham sketching as well.
The church was built in 1888 and 1889 and was originally known as the Albert Street Methodist Church. It is a striking red brick structure designed by GHM Addison

Ann Street Presbyterian Church was built in 1858, and is the oldest church built in Brisbane I was told.

We stopped outside the wonderful Grand central Station and sketched the Clock Tower. The first Central Station was built of wood and corrugated iron and opened in August 1889. It was the city’s second station, as Roma Street had opened in 1875. A much more elegant station opened in 1899 with iron arches over the platforms and a portico out the front and then, in 1901, a handsome new entry was built of sandstone from nearby quarries, as well as the adjacent railway refreshment rooms.

The Baptist City Tabernacle was the second Baptist church built in the city. The first, built in 1859, was situated on the corner of Wharf and Adelaide Streets. However, as the local congregation grew, it became necessary to build another church. One of Brisbane’s most celebrated architects, Richard Gailey, was a member of the congregation and designed the imposing tabernacle in the late 1880s.

This little sketch, is the back view if the amazing United Services Club (Green House) the architect was Claude William Chambers. The building was built in 1910 The United Service Club was established in 1892 for officers of the Queensland Defence Force
Sue and I were lucky enough, that we were able to have a sneak preview inside. The building wasn't open until Sunday. (no photos allowed sadly) It was absolutely gorgeous inside.


My last sketch of the day was of the back view of the famous Platform 3 Roma Street Station. Brisbane terminal station, now Brisbane Roma Street, was the city's first railway station when it opened in 1875 and for 115 years was its major general freight terminal. It was designed by Superintendent of Public Buildings Francis Stanley.

I stopped at Roma Street, because I wanted to see the display that Tamara Yum the organiser of the Historical Platform 3 renovations display she had made of some of our work.
We, had sketched here during the 150 years of Queensland rail celebrations and were invited to display our work for Open House.


Only three of us took up the opportunity, Brett Danvers (Top right) Gede Agus (centre) (His work is amazing, he is an architect, and the other three are mine.

Me sketching :-D

10-10-2015, 11:01 PM
Wow, JJ! These are great architectural drawings. So much variety and every one with good detail and perspective. Love the white on black.

10-11-2015, 07:36 AM
Thank you so much Rob, that is very kind of you to say.. I love drawing white on black. I use a White Uniball Signo

10-11-2015, 07:39 AM
I was at my daughters house watching the Bathurst 1000. I looked out her sliding door and like the scene so drew it.



Quill sketchbook, Unipin 0.5

10-11-2015, 07:47 AM
VERY nice sketches JJ, you outdid yourself!! Also love the photo of you, you look fabulous!!


10-12-2015, 09:07 AM

i am dead tired been a very long day, but i still haven't missed a day :D

10-12-2015, 09:50 AM
Good for you JJ!

10-13-2015, 06:09 AM
It was a super day today. I sat on my own in a little corner and sketch the "GREEN HOUSE" It was built around 1907 for Dr TH Morgan.

First the ink version for Inktober Day 13 :-)


Watercolour added..

My friend Sue and I decided after coffee, to head down to the other end of the city. We walked down Edward Street, which has a lot of amazing heritage listed buildings. I chose to sketch the "Old Mineral House" on the corner of Edward and Alice streets. It was constructed 1888–1890


Thanks for looking.. :wave:

10-13-2015, 06:23 AM
Super sketches JJ, colour adds a lot to your sketches.


10-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Excellent sketch JJ, you should be proud!!!!

10-13-2015, 09:15 AM
The display is amazing! You do really wonderful architectural drawings JJ! I got a book on urban drawing and learned that most of the urban sketchers were architects or fine artists. I am neither. It was discouraging all the included sketches were so over the top! But I love seeing the buildings you do!

10-13-2015, 09:33 AM
Fantastic sketches, JJ! And you look great, too!

10-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Wow, love these. The Green House turned out great just in pen, but I loved the color version. That rocks. You look cool in your photo too, so happy and artistic! You're on a roll!

10-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Wonderful architecture drawings.

10-13-2015, 09:45 PM
Super sketches JJ, colour adds a lot to your sketches.

Thanks Doug, I agree :) I really enjoy adding the colour as much as I enjoy the drawing.

Uschi, thank you. :)

Linda, I am not an architect, nor did I study anything to do with architecture. I just keep practicing and following a couple of simple rules. What is above your eyeline slopes down and what is below your eyeline slopes up. For me it is difficult, because I am mildly dyslexic.

I talk myself through my drawings. You'd laugh if you heard me. (That bit goes there and this bit goes here. ) :lol:

The absolute main thing to remember when making art, any kind of art, is there is no competition. You do the best you can do. Try not to be discouraged, just keep practicing. Read about simple perspective, and put the urban sketchers handbook away for now. I know where you are coming from though, as i have two such books here, that I opened, read, went :eek: and promptly put them on the bookshelf. It is only a year or so later that I am looking at them again.

Char thank you for coming in to look. I feel good right now..

Thanks Rob, I feel like I am on a roll. I just keep trying..

Thank you Debby :)

10-14-2015, 06:40 AM
I have a fb group Sketching for Fun. It is a group to encourage folks, gentle comments and the like. I have a daily drawing list for encouragement too.

Day 14:- Draw three eggs. in ink for inktober of course ;-)

Sketched in my Quill A5 sketchbook with a 0.5 Uni Pin pen.

10-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Great sketch of the eggs.

10-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Inktober day 15


Historical Grandstand in Bulimba Memorial Park.
The park opened in 1919 and is dedicated to the men and women who died in WW1 The bandstand was officially opened in 1923.
It is thought, the Grandstand was designed by George Henry Male Addison. It was built by Frederick William Pool.
Holcroft A5 sketchbook 0.5 Uni Pin pen.

10-15-2015, 04:30 PM
Great sketch. Do they still have bands playing there?

10-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Debby, I think they do. They have quite a few functions in the park, it is still a very active park.

10-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Inktober day 16
I left it to the last minute again, and it is way past my bedtime. :)
I used a Faber Castell Pitt Pen F - De Atramentis Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ink - Quill A5 Sketchbook


10-16-2015, 02:53 PM
At least you got something. Sweet little sketch.

10-16-2015, 05:50 PM
Thanks Debbie :)

10-17-2015, 07:42 AM
What a great day. There were five of us out sketching today. It is jacaranda season here Down Under, well in Queensland it is, further south is yet to start. Brisbane city looks amazing all clocked in purple. The petals are dropping now so the ground is starting to get a magnificent purple carpet. I love this time of year.

Firstly my ink drawing for Day 17 Inktober.

Colour added (watercolours)


I have some De Atramentis inks, which I brought today. I only used the purple one, which is called Alexander Hamilton, on the left hand side. The rest is all watercolours mixed. I love Quin Rose, and Cobalt Blue for a nice bright purple. I add more blue for a deeper colour..http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2015/22284-Yikes_600.jpg

I think my friend Jennifer and I take too much gear ;)


All sketched in my Holcroft A4 225gsm sketchbook. Lamy pen - Noodlers black ink - watercolours.

10-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Beautiful tree, beautiful sketches.


10-17-2015, 03:27 PM
As long as you can carry it all, it doesn't matter. :) Lovely purple trees.

10-17-2015, 10:08 PM
Thank you Doug. I love the jigsaw puzzle branches. They are fun to work out which way they go. I need more lessons on making bark in pen and ink though.

Debby, I do carry it on one bag, and it is just a little heavy. It just looks worse than it is all spread out :p My seat has it's own bag and I swing it over my shoulder. It is so light, I don't know it's there.

10-17-2015, 10:13 PM
LOVE that crooked tree! So many good ones but that crooked tree really shines. Thank for sharing the photo with it! It's magnificent. You've got an eye for the beauty in the forest!

10-18-2015, 03:09 AM
Thanks Rob for your comments. I do love nature.

10-18-2015, 03:15 AM
I went to a kite festival today and had my trusty wee sketchbook in my bag.


Inktober Day 18 Sketching at the Brisbane Kite Festival

A5 Holcroft Sketchbook Uni Pin 0.5 pen.

Then came the colour. I was sitting right next to the lady who owned the frog kite and didn't know it, until I had finished. There were areound 200 kites at the festival.


10-18-2015, 03:45 PM
What a fun event. Wonderful sketch of the kites.

10-18-2015, 08:41 PM
JJ cool sketch of the kite event! Love the different designs and so cool you shared the photo too. Good story!

10-18-2015, 11:31 PM
Thanks Rob and Debby!

chammi kaiser
10-19-2015, 03:40 AM
Hi JJ, just popped in to look at your latest escapades!!! Great sketches but I really like those trees. Hats off to you for being so disciplined about sketching.

10-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Thanks Chammi.

10-19-2015, 07:02 AM


10-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Marvelous sketch of the snowman sculpture.

10-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Aaaaaaw thank you Debby.

chammi kaiser
10-20-2015, 08:09 AM
That is really cute JJ. Love the curly nose.

10-20-2015, 08:10 AM
Today it was Jacaranda sketching at New Farm Park. I was excited. It is so beautiful there at this time of year. I was that excited, that i raced out of the house and left my phone and water bottle behind. Water I could buy, phone............ Dang-Dang-Dang! No camera!!!

I have one photo I took on a friends phone is all.. and my sketches..

This is part of the view I was seeing from where I was sitting..

My first sketch..
I was looking to the right to the historic bandstand.
A4 Holcroft Sketchbook and De Atramentis inks.


Fabriano Venezia 200gsm 9.5" x 6" sketchbook and Lamy pen - Noodlers black ink..

There were fourteen of us out sketching today and it really was such a good time. We had a blast at coffee and show and tell..

After lunch, I had to hightail it to the hospital for an appointment. My appointment was for 2.00pm, I was seen at 3.30pm I sketched, and talked to a lovely old man who had migrated here from England.


Sitting on the second floor of the mater Hospital waiting for an appointment.
A5 Holcroft Sketchbook and 0.8 Uni Pin pen

After my appointment, I was asked to go to another floor and wait for paperwork. I waited, and I sketched.
Another view of the "Tower of Power" - Holcroft A5 sketchbook. Lamy pen and watercolours.

It was 5.15pm when I left the hospital, and at that beautiful time before dusk sets in. I had a beautiful 20 minute walk to the ferry, and no camera. :rolleyes: What's the bet i don't leave my phone home again.. :lol:

10-20-2015, 08:55 AM
JJ, you have turned into a sketchmaniac:thumbsup: :D All very good but I specially like the drawings of the tree trunks, very beautiful all by themselves.


10-20-2015, 02:27 PM
My sympathies about the delays on the appointment at the hospital. Hope it was routine and nothing serious. You utilized your time with sketching, which is marvelous. Super sketches.

10-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Uschi, I seem to be at times :lol: Thank you. Those tree trunks, if I had have had more tim, I would have coloured them. I am glad I didn't now.

Debby, just routine all's good. Thanks for your comments. :)

10-21-2015, 07:46 AM
Can you tell I have a "thing" for snowmen.... This is a quick sketch as I am not feeling so great today.

Inktober day 21
A5 Holcroft sketchbook uni pin 0.3


10-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Love the watercolor sketch with the purple trees, so beautiful!

10-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Cute snowman sketch.

10-22-2015, 05:03 AM
Thank you Simmy very much. The jacarandas are absolutely beautiful when in full bloom. Sadly my city just had a violent storm go through, with destructive winds, I think that most of the trees will have lost their magnificent flowers.

Thank you Debby. I have a soft spot for snowmen. :-D

10-22-2015, 05:04 AM
The view outside my drawing room window. Signo white gel pen. A5 Mon Marte Black Pad.


chammi kaiser
10-22-2015, 12:29 PM
Wow, this is a new direction for you JJ. I love it. Great idea.

10-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Great reverse pen and ink. :)

10-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Thank you Chami and Debby. I have done a few White on Black drawings and love them..

10-23-2015, 04:55 AM
Today I was up at the Mater Hospital day clinic with a friend. I got some practice in on the Marc Holmes lesson (http://citizensketcher.com/videos/people-in-motion-video-course/)I bought from Craftsy on Drawing people in Motion. I have a long way to go, but at least I have finally started.. :lol:





It was a long wait for him to go into surgery.. I did a whole lot more :-D but the are the only show worthy ones..

I then went for a walk to south bank, in search of a good coffee. I know I can get one at the Steam cafe, in fact I think in the parklands itself this is the best place to get coffee.. :-)



10-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Hope the surgery went well for your friend. Your people in motion are wonderful. Tons better than I can do. Lovely white on black sketch.

10-24-2015, 03:04 AM
Thank you Debbie..

10-24-2015, 03:18 AM
I went out today with members combined USkers and Sketchcrawl. It was a super day, overcast and threatening rain, but none came until just as we were packing up for lunch. We had one hour in each place to sketch.

My last sketch got a bit damp, but I used to to my advantage for blending :D

Stop One: Grand central Station. The sketch on the left is my Day 24 InkTober entry. (This was my warmup sketch for the sketchcrawl event) Moleskine watercolour sketchbook 8.5" x 5" - De Atramentis Inks.
The one on the right is Lamy safari pen Noodlers black ink and watercolours.

Stop Two ANZAC Square (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) It is a memorial for WWI
Moleskine watercolour sketchbook 8.5" x 5" Lamy Safari and Noodlers black ink.

Moleskine watercolour sketchbook 8.5" x 5" Lamy Safari and Noodlers black ink.

10-24-2015, 03:49 AM
You are getting more ambitious JJ, lovely sketches.


10-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Wow JJ, definitely a good sketching day!

10-24-2015, 08:24 AM
JJ, you have turned yet another corner!!! Super!!!!!

10-24-2015, 06:30 PM
Wonderful sketching day for you. Great sketches.

10-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Thank you Lynn, Doug, Uschi and Debby :)

10-25-2015, 08:00 AM

10-26-2015, 03:50 AM
The view from my window.
A6 Mont Marte Sketchbook - 0.5 Uni Pin pen and De Atramentis inks

10-27-2015, 06:46 AM
I went to Roma Street parkland today and got one sketch done before I had to head off for a Brisbane Greeter training session in the park.

A6 Mont Marte Black sketchpad and white Uniball Signo gel pens, and Staedtler Lumcolor permanent pencil.

On the way home I did two sketches in the train. One is worthy of posting :-)



10-27-2015, 05:02 PM
I've missed the last couple days of your sketches. Wonderful work on all of them.

10-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Thanks Debby for continuing to pop in and your continual support. :heart:

10-28-2015, 07:13 AM

Mont Marte A6 Visual Diary - Pitt Pens

10-28-2015, 07:56 AM
Great sketches! Love the white on black, very cool on the waterfall and thanks for showing the photo - you did nail it! Liked that colorful view in the Mont Marte sketchbook treetops and rooftops from above, lovely color and perspective drama. Hen looks sweet and storybook.

chammi kaiser
10-28-2015, 11:39 AM
The expression in those eyes peeking out of the feathers is priceless. Great sketches JJ.

10-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Cute hen.

10-28-2015, 06:55 PM
Thanks Rob. :)

Chammi and Debby thank you girls :)