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Old 05-14-2010, 10:15 AM
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Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

Hello,

I had only been sketching for 6 months when I took this trip. I can see my skill and style have evolved since then, but I wanted to post to show my beginner "plein air" sketches.

I sketched these directly in ink using a plain office supply pen (Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5 ) and a Hand*Book hardbound journal in landscape orientation.

Most of my sketches were quick so that I would not hinder my travel companions.

My sketching did attract attention from fellow travellers and from Caribbean locals. "Are you an artist? Wow!"




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1 through 5 - airport & airplane sketches


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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

6 through 10 - plants and shells


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11 through 15 - St. Thomas (USVI), Dominica, Barbados, Grenada, Venezuela


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16 through 20 - Venezuela, Aruba, Grand Cayman


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21 through 25 - Aruba and items on the cruise ship


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Old 05-14-2010, 11:02 AM
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

Super sketches EP, just the thing to do on holiday.

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Wow, awesome sketches! You've had a lot of fun with them. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

Why call them beginner sketches? I like them alot.

Also I think that your particular style aready showed in these early sketches
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

EP - these are fantastic. I especially like all the double page landscape spreads. You get so much detail in that way that I feel as though I am there with you. I'm getting ready for 2 weeks in Alaska - think I'll try to do something similar to start working on my plein air skills. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

EP, your travel sketches are wonderful. I love the variety and intricacy of them. Some of them are just lovely contours, others deeply shaded and realistic -- you did great! Congratulations on a wonderful travel journal!

Someday I'll go somewhere good, been lots of times but didn't know how to sketch till recently.
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

Ep; Love your travel Journal of "Sketches from the Caribbean". A great record of what was obviously a wonderful holiday!
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

Great work! I'm going to try to do some of this on my next airplane trip, though I don't think mine will be nearly as good.
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

I'm sure you have wonderful memories captured in these sketches. And it goes to show, all you need is a pen and paper. Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

lively and atmospheric have you thought of scanning them and adding colour to the prints???
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Re: Sketches from the Caribbean 2007

These are great EP! I tried to view this thread a couple of times but couldn't see the attachments (just the link). I eventually switched computers and am so glad that I did! Wow, you even sketched the seatbelt on the plane!! I love your enthusiasm! You really captured the atmosphere of the trip... the plants, the beaches, the shells, the scenery! I agree with Vivien, they would look great with a bit of colour. Maybe for the next trip....
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