Thursday, May 22, 2008

Recent Sketches

When I was up visiting my sisters in Washington I did some sketches . I started with the grid and added the made up green vines. The dragon fly, sunflower plaque and bird or in this case the "squirrel" feeder were from her yard. I added the pussy willows to bring the whole design together. Artistic license I guess.
Lynette has some great Christmas cacti which were still blooming in April. It was a fun sketch with all the sections and blossoms. I started on the left side and soon realized I didn't have room for the largest bloom so I decided to add a box and move the bloom into view.
While I was drawing my nephew, Case got out his sketchbook and we worked on some contour drawings to help his skills. It was a pencil drawing so after I got back home I added the grid and then the flowers and beads to fill up the page.
My friend, Nancy and I sat one afternoon to play in our sketchbooks. Nancy sketched some of the plants out of my kitchen windows. I set up a still life with a couple of silk tulips and a ceramic tea pot. It was dark by the time we were finished. Time can pass so quickly when you are having fun with a friend.

Robert Bateman 5" x 7" Sketchbook
Ink and Watercolor

12 comments:

Odd Chick said...

thanks for visiting my blog and giving comment. I reeeally enjoyed your sketches. You may have read that I love dragonflies! So your top sketch was my favorite, but I loved your breakfast drawing too. It is so awesome to see other people enjoying the daily sketch ritual that is so meaningful and creative to me.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

So inspiring and fun.

africantapestry said...

I always love your grids! Beautiful sketches..
Ronell

caseytoussaint said...

Really nice sketches, Deborah. I love the way you use grids - the windowpane effect was a clever way to work one in. You inspire me to sketch more, I've been falling of a bit lately..

Margaret Ann said...

Love the grid approach as well...your pieces are all so cheery and fun! :)

SCquiltaddict said...

these are lovely ...especially like the first one!!!

trailbee said...

Thanks for continuing your blog and posting your drawings. School is out and I'm determined to draw everyday.Sometimes I just manage to squeeze it in, other times work a little longer; but always with your quote in mind.Decided to post to stay true and dedicated.Thank you, Deborah.

Jan (Juanita) Yatsko said...

Still checking in on you from time to time. I'm so glad to see you using some of the different page layouts and other effects that you learned while in Costa Rica last February. Great work and keep growing!

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