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Friday, 7 June 2013

Sketches this week



A few sketches to share today...I've used various sketchbooks on different occasions instead of sticking with just one..........


a simple sketch of trees and water - this might turn into a painting one day
(I used a Derwent watercolour pencil - Blue Grey)


from memory the other day, this girl was walking in town...a figure that
might be added one day to a painting, it made for good practice with drawing figures anyway
(again the Derwent)


a spiral of post it notes....  quite difficult to do as the angles were askew
(just used pencil and ink Pilot Drawing Pen)


flowers - made up from imagination - I just added a little colour and left the rest sketched
(the pen was a Uniball eye)



sketched from a design on a tray


my new moleskine notebook - this came in useful in a waiting room this week
(as you see I used the Pilot Drawing Pen)

and then in a car park
(both these were coloured in when I got home)

I think my favourite sketchbook was the moleskine watercolour notebook
it's small but the paper is very nice to sketch on and it took the watercolour well...

that's it for this week 

I'm Linking today to 
(thanks to EVA & Kristin)

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL







53 comments:

  1. Great sketches as always, Ann! I love to see the first one in a painting. And the girl is fabulous!
    Have a nice weekend as well!

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  2. Love your sketches! Valerie

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  3. Lovely sketches!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. Love them all. The girl from memory is fabulous and..well they all are. I see you worked on both sides of the book too. Nice to know as I have one of those moleskin water color books too.

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    1. Yes, the book has thick enough paper to take watercolour both sides. I'm really pleased with it.

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  5. Lovely sketches. Your girl really captures innocence to me. Happy PPF

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  6. Great pages! I think my favorite is the one from the tray, so whimsical and cute!

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  7. wow.. I like your sketches - and your colored sketches from every day life are gorgeous!
    Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Susi, I enjoy sketching when we are out and about :)

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  8. Love your sketches and also in Color.
    Happy PPF
    Erika

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  9. Great post, Ann. I love the water scene in watercolor pencil. And the girl with the swishy skirt certainly does look like the beginning of a painting. Go for it!

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    1. Thanks Faye, I certainly enjoyed drawing them all :)

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  10. beautiful sketches Ann, you are so prolific!

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  11. So glad to see you've been sketching, Ann. I like the spontaneity, variety and playfulness of all of them. I can tell you were having fun. Thanks for posting the link to PPF. I've never been there before. Must check it out later when I have more time! Cheers! :-D !!

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    1. Thanks Sandy...hope you join in with PPF some time :)

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  12. Great that you sketched from memory! My favorite is the one done in the waiting room...good detail. I have a small wc moleskine and I like the paper and the book is small enough to tuck it almost anywhere.

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    1. Hi Joan, I find these little books really useful too, for the same reason :)

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  13. wow, what a beautiful assortment of drawings and paintings! I really enjoyed seeing them all.

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  14. Lovely as always--I also love seeing how your creative process works!!

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  15. so many fabulous sketches... I love the one at the counter... awesome perspective...xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey, I put the man in first and then worked everything from that :)

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  16. Nice sketches. It's amazing how much one can get done in a waiting room! LOL

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    1. Thanks Robin, yes, it took my mind off having to be there :)

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  17. Love your sketches, you have such a wonderful, easy, loose and elegant lines! <3

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  18. fabulous sketches! You have been so creative. I especially like the last watercolour:)

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  19. I like the color very much but think my favorite is the girl because there's so much movement in that sketch. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I liked using the Derwent for that sketch.

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  20. Great sketches I love the ones in the moleskin!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank Giggle, I like those too, this little moleskin is lovely.

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  21. Great sketches! As usual!!! My teacher says that the best thing you can do to get better at painting is sketch, sketch, sketch, and I'm definitely guilty of not doing enough. However I'm off to Newfoundland for a week at the end of June so will take my new sketch book with me. I am thoroughly enjoying the acrylics course, had the last session on Monday with a "show and tell" and a critique of the paintings. (He told me he was pleased with my progress... woohoo!) Only a couple more sessions left for the colour theory course, which I have found fascinating and very helpful.

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    1. Hi Shammickite, your teacher is right, the more you sketch the easier eye to hand co-ordination work. Newfoundland sounds lovely, lucky you. Do lots of sketches. Glad your courses have been good, it does seem you have thoroughly enjoyed them and the learning process. Looks to me like you are really getting into the painting business, I have to warn you though, it is addictive! lol :)

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    2. I'll post a couple of pix of some paintings soon. Still plugging away on one of them.... can't quite get it right.

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  22. Beautiful! I love your sketch of trees and water, it is so pretty and has such a wonderful feeling.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I think that will end up as a painting, but not sure if I'll keep it monotone :)

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  23. Love your sketches. Great job.:) thanks.

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  24. Beautiful sketches. I love seeing watercolor with drawings, it's so pretty.

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  25. Wow! Your sketches are motivating me to sit and draw now. Isn't it wonderful that if we pause to look around us we can find so much of inspiration? All your sketches are great, the moleskine ones are especially my favorites.

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    1. Nice to know I may have inspired you Ariel. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  26. Hi Ann, Have just got back into painting etc and was looking for a quick way to sketch my lurcher Scooby. I found your" William the lurcher" sketches and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw William on your dads knee. He's the spitting image of my lurcher Scooby. Love all your sketches with him and watercolour demo. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Sylvie and welcome. How great that you too have a lurcher. I hope I have inspired you to draw Scooby. Do you have a blog or website, I would love to see pictures of Scooby and your painting.

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