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Ari Sutton
09-19-2007, 12:00 AM
Hi everyone,
I haven't posted in this forum before, but I do a lot of ink drawing. I had posted this image in the drawing and sketching forum and tvandeb (terry) suggested that I should cross post it here. It is about 5.5 x 8.5 inches in my sketchbook with a jel type of black pen. It is sort of a combination of crosshatch and scribbling. Critiques are welcome and appreciated.


Ranger Dan
09-19-2007, 01:42 AM
Looks like some great lighting here - sunset or sunrise. My only crit is the clouds, even when backlit have a touch of 'silver lining' going on and I don't really see that. Maybe that's being too picky, though, as you are going really small here.

09-19-2007, 03:02 AM
Welcome to the ink forum, Ari :wave: I really like the mood you captured with this. The contrast and the sense of light is quite good. I agree that the clouds could use some work, but overall, this is terrific.

09-19-2007, 04:06 AM
I get the feeling of moonlight on the water. Very nice cross hatching:clap:

Ari Sutton
09-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Chris, Dave and Dan, thanks for the comments. I am looking for help with the sky particularly. I agree with Dan that the clouds are too heavy. I tried to make the bottoms of the darker and heavier. I think it made them too heavy. Also the sky lighting is darker than I wanted it to be. I have been doing some research. Landscapes have been a problem for me in all media. I think next time I would use stippling in the sky rather than crosshatch. What do you think?

09-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Excellent, Ari! Thanks for coming over to share with us.

Ari Sutton
09-19-2007, 02:18 PM
Thank you Monica

09-28-2007, 04:50 AM
Welcome to the Pen and Ink Forum Ari. Your work is really good, and I love the moonlight on the water. I hope we will see more from you. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Ari Sutton
09-28-2007, 11:34 AM
Thank you Val.

09-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Ari, welcome to the pen and ink forum. I agree with everyone about the sky, and I think that your idea of stippling the next time is a good idea. You have a bit more control that way. I also agree with Chris about moonlight on the water.

09-29-2007, 12:56 PM
Welcome!!! Excellant work!!:clap: :clap:

Ari Sutton
09-29-2007, 11:31 PM
Charissa, Thank you for the comments. It's been a while since we last communicated with each other. It is good to hear from you.

Tammy, thanks for the welcome and the suggestion to post here.

09-30-2007, 12:21 PM
wow! It has very good mood and wanderful light.

09-30-2007, 12:35 PM
Nice drawing Ari, and welcome to the pen and ink forum... I haven't been here for about 10 days and this is the first thing I saw coming back and it definetly got me back into the p&i mood...

Ari Sutton
10-06-2007, 11:47 PM
Thank you Jana and Tammam. I'm glad to be able to post here. Ari