View Full Version : CP Sketches 10-31 through 11-5

11-06-2002, 08:54 AM
Hi Everybody. Here are my sketches from this week, with a time limit of 45 minutes from start to finish. My art teacher took away all my gray and black pencils last Thursday! So, these were done without any grays or black. Your comments are always appreciated!

Due to camera distortion, straight lines often appear bowed or angled.

Pear on Kitchen Table (3 X 4, 35 minutes, Strathmore 300 smooth bristol):

Sarah's Favorite Pumpkin (4X6, Strathmore 300 bristol, 35 minutes):

River View (3X5, 45 minutes, Strathmore 300 bristol):

Rondo's Tired of Posing (3X4, 40 minutes, Arches 140 hot press):

Gardiner Cliffs, NY (4X5, 30 minutes, Arches 140lb hot press):

Tree Stump (4X6, 45 minutes, Arches 140lb hot press):

Sunset (4X6, 25 minutes, Arches 140lb hot press):

Tom and Martha's Garden (4X6, 45 minutes, Bienfang 140lb watercolor paper). You have to stand back a bit to get the feel of this one:

Luiza and Rocks (4X6, 45 minutes, Arches 140 lb hot press---hooray for great paper!):

Thanks for looking!

11-06-2002, 09:00 AM
Hmmmm......Arlene.....help! Do you know why those two images don't load until they're clicked on?


11-06-2002, 09:47 AM
Hi Jamie!

GREAT sketches!! I really like the tree stumpa dn the sunset...you've captured a definate mood in those! The others are great, too! Thanks for sharing!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

11-06-2002, 10:27 AM
Teriffic sketches, and so quick. If I could do as well in 2 hours I'd be happy. Thanks For sharing.

11-06-2002, 10:48 AM
yep you can't have any _ - @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) = + or any other symbols in the title...rename it and reupload.

11-06-2002, 11:10 AM
Thank you, Arlene. :-)

Mel, always appreciated! Many thanks. It's interesting that you seem to like the ones with darker, contrasting sections. Maybe I need to work more of that into my other pieces. 'Will try this coming week.

Bob, don't forget that these are very small! I could never do a big piece this fast. Also, I didn't have a "drawing/tracing, then transfer" stage taking up a lot of the time. I just dove right in with the Prismacolors directly. Lastly, I used turp and a Q-tip (within the time limitation period, not after, so any blending time was included in the time listed), to blend the colors and pencil strokes. I would not have had time to build up enough layers smoothly to do that without the turp. The turp technique is a serious time-saver---cuts the time about in half to do a drawing.


Allan Jameson
11-06-2002, 04:12 PM
Wonderful set of sketches.

11-06-2002, 05:37 PM
You have been busy :D
I love the pumpkin and the tree stump. :clap:

11-06-2002, 10:45 PM
These are great! Look at how disciplined you are,too. I am renewing my sketching vow*again*.
Please keep posting these.


11-07-2002, 01:24 AM
I just love the uniqueness of every one of these, such different POV.compositions...and colourways... delightful, and lovely loose painterly style.:clap: :clap: :clap: :cat:

11-07-2002, 03:15 PM
Allan, thank you for the compliment!

TeAnne, yes, I've been busy, but doing these relatively quick sketches is a lot easier in terms of time than a bigger piece becuase if I have just a half hour or so, I feel like I can really accomplish something. I'm also starting to get a new, more spontaneous feel to working in CP, and I think that even when I go back to doing a big work, it won't be the same "me" after this! I think the little sketches also give me a chance to work out some of the "issues" with a particular piece, so I will continue to do them before tackling a larger version of something.

Heather, I'd love to have a "sketching buddy", so I'm expecting a thread from you soon, posting a series of your drawings. :D I think sometimes with colored pencil, we get so busy "coloring in" that we forget how to draw and be spontaneous in our work. I miss that.

Gill, thank you for the "painterly style" remark and comments on the POV. Maybe all my painting is paying off after all! I hope to make paintings out of some of these sketches soon. I tried to pick varied subjects and tackle many different elements during the week, so it's nice to know that you noticed that. :)

Best wishes,

11-07-2002, 10:00 PM

Heather, I'd love to have a "sketching buddy", so I'm expecting a thread from you soon, posting a series of your drawings. :D I think sometimes with colored pencil, we get so busy "coloring in" that we forget how to draw and be spontaneous in our work. I miss that.

Jamie [/B]

Ah, uuummm, ok.
you know, this will be really good for me.Thanks for the nudge:)

11-08-2002, 01:17 AM
These are great! I like the Pumpkin and Gardiner Cliffs ones especially.

11-09-2002, 07:28 PM
Casey, thank you for your comments. Gardiner Cliffs is a special scene to me.....sort of my "home away from home", so I'm especially glad that you like that one.

Heather, are you busy sketching? ;)