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Scene Chaser
08-01-2017, 06:49 PM
Hello all,
I've decided to get back into sketching and sharing my work. I believe that a sketch should take minimum time or it becomes a painting or a finished drawing. I will try to keep my sketches to 30 minutes or less.

This is a sketch of our now defunct railroad depot. I rushed this as my wife thought I was going to town to just buy bananas.

I work with WN pans, a Lamy safari pen and a water brush. No pencil
pre- drawing. Arches 10"x7" Travel Book.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Bill

KreativeK
08-02-2017, 11:36 AM
Bill, your quick colored depot is fantastic! Great shadows too on the front. I think our spouses have learned to be patient. Our old depot was torn down but I did get a photo of it.

Scene Chaser
08-02-2017, 05:10 PM
This is the oldest church in town. I rushed this one too as this time I was in town to buy potatoes. The important thing is to get the perspective as correct as possible.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2017/83119-Scan_1.jpg
Bill

hobbyartist87
08-03-2017, 01:43 AM
Great sketches Bill. It's great to see how these look without any pencil line work.

Scene Chaser
08-03-2017, 04:42 AM
Thank you Kay and Sandra. Working directly with a pen forces me to look more closely before I put it to paper.
Bill

Monastic Bat
08-03-2017, 10:28 AM
Bill, these are very nice sketches. I look forward to seeing more of your Pen and Ink work.
Regards,
Greg

Scene Chaser
08-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Thank you, Greg, for your kind words.
Bill

vhere
08-04-2017, 06:42 AM
fun to have rules - but personally I don't do rules! my sketches are anything from a couple of minutes to an hour - the line between sketches and finished work is a blurred one for me :)

Scene Chaser
08-04-2017, 08:14 AM
Rules can only be personal, Vivian. I set this time to force myself to look keenly and sketch rapidly. Definitely not finished works but just a personal challenge. My pen and ink drawings take many hours.
Bill

provenceaquarelle
08-04-2017, 08:24 AM
Bill, I like your sketching.:)

Nice buildings.

I understand what you mean about sketching directly with a pen, Bill.
I sometimes find that when I draw directly with a pen I achieve to better results. Maybe because with a pen one has less margin for mistake, ergo the concentration and atention to the subject are higher.

Scene Chaser
08-05-2017, 12:33 AM
A quick sketch to keep it going. about 5" x 7"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Bing

provenceaquarelle
08-05-2017, 07:30 AM
Sweet:)

Scene Chaser
08-05-2017, 12:58 PM
This is from this morning after the post office.
It's a section of the town elevator. I like all the textures and shadows and wonderful shapes, About 5"x7"
Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2017/83119-elevator_Scan.jpg

Munin Raven
08-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Excellent sketches. I am very fond of the head on view in the last post. Nice brickwork suggestion. :thumbsup:

otherworlder
08-06-2017, 10:48 AM
Love this building painting, great texture.

provenceaquarelle
08-06-2017, 10:52 AM
I like this one, Bill.

You now what your drawing lines remind of? Sempe's.

Scene Chaser
08-06-2017, 11:18 AM
Thank you all for your comments. Maria, I don't deserve such prestigious company, but thanks for the compliment.
Bill

provenceaquarelle
08-06-2017, 11:21 AM
Don't underestimate yourself. He could have done your sketches.:)

Scene Chaser
08-06-2017, 02:25 PM
Front porch bout 5"x7" lamy pen and WN pans.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Bill

Monastic Bat
08-06-2017, 03:13 PM
Well done Bill. I agree with Maria. :clap::clap::clap:

Regards,
Greg.

hobbyartist87
08-07-2017, 04:38 PM
Great sketches, Bill. I love the luminosity you're getting in your sketches. What paper are you using and are you WN pans Artist or Cotman range?

Scene Chaser
08-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Greg, thank you for being so kind,

Sandra, Thank you for the compliment.
I am using a 6"x10" Arches' sketchbook, which has 140 lb. paper.
My pans are artist quality. Cotman's are okay, though. My friend, Doug (Yorky) uses a Cotman set and paints beautiful scenes with it.
Bill

Scene Chaser
08-08-2017, 08:15 PM
I'm still trying to suggest stone and brick properly.
this is about 5"x7", WN artist pans, Lamy pen
Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Scene Chaser
08-09-2017, 08:18 PM
Hydrangea in my backyard. Arches sketchbook, WN pans, watercolor pencils and Lamy pen.
Bill

Bhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

provenceaquarelle
08-10-2017, 02:56 AM
Bill your sketches are really sweet. I very much enjoy your style.

Scene Chaser
08-10-2017, 02:11 PM
Maria, thank you.

This is another view of the town elevator. A quick sketch while in town getting popcorn for the loved one.
Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

provenceaquarelle
08-10-2017, 02:14 PM
:thumbsup:
All is there!

otherworlder
08-11-2017, 07:59 PM
Love the hydrangeas, such a simple but gorgeous sketch.

Ocean-daughter
08-11-2017, 11:07 PM
I enjoy your glimpses. It makes me think your town must be an interesting place to walk around and look at the buildings.

Munin Raven
08-12-2017, 01:15 PM
Well, I guess I must repeat myself, but I do love the way you suggest brickwork. Really nice additions. :thumbsup:

Scene Chaser
08-12-2017, 05:01 PM
Thank you Marie, Otherworlder and Munin Raven for you kind words.

This is a 20 minute sketch of our backyard fairie. About 1 1/2"x2 1/2", lamy pen and WN pans.
Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Carolbee
08-12-2017, 05:17 PM
Bill, I enjoy looking at your sketches! Thanks for sharing.

Scene Chaser
08-12-2017, 06:40 PM
Thank you so much, Carol. I so appreciate comments.
Bill

scc1989
08-15-2017, 12:12 AM
Really nice sketches. I especially like the hydrangeas and fairy statue as they are so delicately rendered.

Raindrop
08-15-2017, 05:28 PM
I went through your thread from the beginning (seems like the secret to get you painting is to send you shopping for fruits and vegs! :D ). I like your sketches, especially the translucent colours and the way you render brick/stone.

provenceaquarelle
08-16-2017, 05:54 AM
You are welcome, Bill (please, it is Maria, not Marie:))

Munin Raven
08-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Your broken lines and minimal colour make the statue look almost fragile. Very nice.

provenceaquarelle
08-21-2017, 04:06 AM
That statue is very nice.
I find it is difficult to draw those.:thumbsup:

eyepaint
08-24-2017, 09:47 AM
Love them all! I love glimpses into buildings/life in another location :)

Scene Chaser
08-28-2017, 02:10 PM
Thank you all for your kind comments.
This is a sketch I did moments ago after mowing my front lawn. While resting I thought this view from my garage door had an interesting balance. As usual, Lamy pen and WN pans. I'm not presently using the water brush for lack of
control.
Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Raindrop
08-28-2017, 05:19 PM
Lovely composition.

provenceaquarelle
08-28-2017, 05:33 PM
You are right, Bill.

Beautiful, balanced composition. It is very relaxing, too.

eyepaint
08-28-2017, 06:34 PM
Wonderful little study :)

Monastic Bat
08-29-2017, 11:40 AM
Great little study, and a neat way to cool off. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Regards,
Greg

Scene Chaser
08-29-2017, 03:44 PM
Raindrop, Maria, Eyepaint and Greg, thank you so much for your kind comments.

This was done today after visiting my bank.
About 5"x7 , Lamy pen, WN pans on Arches sketchbook. Bill

Grain boxcars at the town elevator.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Aug-2017/83119-Scan.jpg

Joan T
09-12-2017, 05:38 PM
You are getting a lot done in 30 minutes. These are really nice! Love the texture in your buildings.