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05-29-2007, 11:04 AM
I've been doing a lot of sketching for the scavenger hunts over in "Artwork from Life." This was done in a small 5 x 7 sketchbook with sepia ink. Then I used a waterbrush and touched it to watercolor crayons to apply the color.
05-30-2007, 03:55 AM
Nice sketch Joan :thumbsup:
05-30-2007, 04:32 AM
Lovely sketch Joan, like the addition of colour. Often find if I do small sketches then I sketch more often.
05-30-2007, 06:58 AM
Nice sketch...lovely scene! Love the colors you used..and it really looks like a lovely day to go to the beach!
05-30-2007, 04:02 PM
Doug - Thank you.
Ted - I originally was going to leave this as a pen & ink, but then I decided to try adding color. I'm happy I did. Thanks.
Marcia - Thanks. It was a great day at the beach and I did a few sketches. This was the only one that I added color to that day. I made a promise to myself that since I spend so much time at the beach in the summer, I would take a sketch pad and draw something every day. I threw in my watercolor crayons too just in case I got the urge to do color. I like the way they work with the waterbrush.
05-30-2007, 04:50 PM
oh lucky you! I love the beach - and it's a nice sketch :)
05-31-2007, 11:00 AM
Vivien - Thanks. Since I spend so much time at the beach from now until Sept. I figured I'd better work there so I do something.
05-31-2007, 12:14 PM
Don't be afraid of shade and shadow.
The sun creates very strong shadow and shade.
Next time squint.
You will see darks and lights.
06-01-2007, 10:31 AM
Nice sketch with clean colors.
06-01-2007, 10:55 AM
Neeman - Thanks for looking and for your advice on shade and shadows.
Mike - Thanks so much.
06-02-2007, 08:15 AM
Cute. Like your color blending.
06-02-2007, 11:05 AM
Meimei - Thank you. This started out as a simple sketch of the woman and then sort of kept growing as I added the umbrellas, and then the bucket. At that point I knew I had to add the color too.
06-02-2007, 02:57 PM
Yes, Very nice Sketch, like the color :)
06-04-2007, 03:47 AM
Joan, very nice. Simple scene but fun!
Nice one Joan love the simplicity.
best wishes, Ken..
06-06-2007, 10:16 AM
Great sketch Joan, those crayons are not easy to use. Isn't it fun to paint from life?
06-07-2007, 06:12 PM
This is lovely Joan.
06-10-2007, 10:37 PM
Hi Joan this is very nice!!!
06-12-2007, 11:53 AM
Jim - Thanks so much.
Nancy - There are many models at the beach, but someone needs to teach them how to hold a pose.:lol: Thanks for looking and commenting.
Ken - Thank you.
Joanne - Thanks. The wc crayons were working out ok, but I started bringing my W&N field kit and small scraps of wc paper too. The sketchbook paper didn't handle the water well enough. It's fun to try and capture the people, but frustrating too.
Pat - Thanks.
Kat - Glad you like it. Thank you.
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