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Charlie's Mum 11-05-2015 10:34 AM

An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
.......... with, or without, the addition of colour and brush!

In other words, this is a place to share our creative, visual thoughts or sub-conscious markings! They are often our most private musings which, for me, might happen in the sketch-book, on the margins of newspapers or on the sides of crosswords:lol:

Where do you make your marks?:clear:

If you can scan or photograph them, and are willing to share them, please post them in this thread.

N.B.It's non-judgemental, non-critical because such sketches are expressions of our 'workings out', our ideas, of our thoughts ........ but might give us in-sight to how other minds work!

When you post, if possible, give us a little idea of where you made the sketches, how long they took, any special thoughts you'd like to share - or just post the scribbles!

Let's share some fun!

Charlie's Mum 11-05-2015 10:56 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
For instance - this was a 10 mins sketch, directly from the screen in an attempt to judge proportion quickly! Sketchbook. Black uni-pin I think.


.. and I can't spell tortoiseshell:o :o

... and these in the Sunday Paper! Ballpoint.



... and these, on a piece of scrap paper left on the drawing board!
the paper is 10" x 1.5", so they're small! Black uni-pin again.


pedlars pen 11-05-2015 11:10 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Nice , you've caught the feeling of the cat well & miraculously made good use of the puzzles section ! they now look interesting & fun !
Mike

Charlie's Mum 11-05-2015 11:48 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
C'mon Mike - search the files for yours!;):)

pedlars pen 11-05-2015 01:15 PM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Charlie's Mum
C'mon Mike - search the files for yours!;):)


Ha ! I never keep sketches , they lie around for a couple of days & I throw them out ,usually I do them on the back of junk mail. I do keep any "Serious" drawings but they're no good for here !

EDIT- No hang on, I've got this lying around intending to develop the idea, it's been lying around a month or so.
the idea was to draw with no lines at all , it started of with the doodling on the top right while I watched the telly & then I grabbed a old masters book off the shelf & penciled in a figure from it ,after that moved over to the table to pen it in.
Unfortunately a computer screen cannot handle this technique at the limited 800 dpi but maybe you can see a little of what I was doing.
I may not bother with further investigation of it but it intrigued me for the 45 mins the whole process took.
This is another important use of sketching investigate & experiment.
Cheers Mike


artastic 11-06-2015 07:46 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Hey maureen, just found this, and with all the other posting, have been a bit absent from wetcanvas, except for the WDe
I have found a true love of ink sketching, urban sketching, and have a small group of coffee house sketchers going
Here are a couple we did last Tuesday of a horse sculpture I dragged over to our table



Charlie's Mum 11-06-2015 07:52 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Mike - I like that idea and I do think it works well ......... keeping all horizontal lines forces one to consider quality/thickness, density and how to differentiate the tones needed.

Hi Bonnie - glad you found this! ... know how you like your pen sketches!
Did you add some water after the lines?

(PS - I bet you loaded these from a tablet ;) - they're the same:lol:)

katwalk 11-06-2015 09:40 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Earlier last summer I thought it might be a good idea for me to try and improve my animal drawing skills by drawing some from life. Which means quick drawings and more of gesture/line drawings than doing studied poses. I was also trying to improve my memory of how animals look. Not sure how successful I was but here are some pages from the sketchbook I used.

The subjects were mostly mallard ducks and canada geese in my local park, every now and then I would include a sketch of a visitor to the park. :) Since these all had to be done quickly with no time to erase I used a technical type pen for the drawings. I think a Copic Multiliner, .05, but it could have been one of my Technical pens also.


pedlars pen 11-06-2015 11:00 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Yes I can see very well that they are Mallard & Canada geese , the shapes & attitudes are unmistakable, despite the brevity of the sketch.
Now that's sketching !
Mike

Blah 11-06-2015 01:37 PM

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I am glad to see that this thread is off to a good start.

Maureen...your cat sketches are lovely! I also like your clever use of the printed stuff on the newspaper.

Mike...your straight line sketches are very effective. I did one years ago and it required a lot of concentration, but mine was not an original idea.

Recently I went on a heritage tour and visited a famous temple. On the way out I was a few minutes ahead of my group and found the time to sketch some of the visitors to the temple taking a break before leaving the place.

Blah 11-06-2015 01:42 PM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Kathy...I have tried to sketch birds and small animals a few time and found them very difficult subjects. They are always on the move. You have caught their essence very nicely.

Bonnie...What a clever idea to sketch a sculpture of a horse and that too sitting indoors. Perhaps that is what I should try. :)

Charlie's Mum 11-06-2015 05:26 PM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Assured lines there Blah - I like the 'immediacy' of the sketches too.

Blah 11-08-2015 04:45 AM

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I have a long holiday weekend since Deepavali (the festival of lights, falls on Monday night/Tuesday morning. I was supposed to go out sketching this morning with a bunch of friends but we had to call it off. Chennai is getting some much needed rains. Therefore I may not be able to sketch outdoors but I plan to do a lot of sketching and painting all the same over the next three days.
This quick sketch was just to get me started.

pedlars pen 11-08-2015 06:17 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
You've caught her so well in that sketch Balaji, I love your looseness.
Mike

Charlie's Mum 11-08-2015 09:02 AM

Re: An invitation to post your P&I sketches, doodles, scratchings and scribbles .......
 
Good warm-up sketch Balaji:)


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