Oh my, so MANY great additions to the sketch thread.
Helen, your journal pages are charming, with your text right over the painting.
Robert, you just continue to explore and create. And all that you write is great to read, thoughtful feedback -- it extends my thinking and appreciation of what others are doing.
I feel I shouldn't waste time on making bad art and get cross with my seemingly futile efforts, but I have to tell myself that I love and enjoy painting when I'm actually doing it, and not to worry too much about the result.
Ah, Xina, I can relate but think you are on the right track to just keep producing. Your yellow card experiment is particularly striking.As is the figures in the waiting room -- with the black. That WORKS!
While driving to Colorado and back, I did a series of quick sketches from the car when I wasn't needed to drive. Mainly watercolor graphite and pencil, with a bit of ink and watercolor crayon.
A doodle. partly begun while on the subway in SF.
Hwy 70, Utah, between Salina and Green River -- the San Rafael Swell
Hwy 70, after the Eisenhower Tunnel bound for Denver. Stuck in TERRIBLE traffic.
University of Colorado Engineering College orientation. I was bored....
On the road north of Boulder to Ft. Collins
Moab Utah, going out with a jeep guide. Though the depth was not well caught, this jeep is coming up a VERY steep sandstone (slickrock) crack.
View from the top of the slickrock ridge, looking down onto the very red and muddy Colorado River. The rain on the previous day turned the river into molten terra cotta.
Our guide's jeep -- we had done this with him, and he went back up for a photo opp.
Early morning light - Dead Horse Point.
Sketching quickly as we drove, I never did get color in this, just a bit of water washed over the graphite. But I like the crisp line art style.
Two separate images, but which I could blend into one scene: juniper tree at the top of the mesa, and then looking down on the goose neck bend of the Colorado River.
The rich colors of the red rock country and the wonderfully abstract shapes of the cliffs are a pleasure to sketch.