Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Week of Sketches

Last Friday I spent the day at the beach with friends. I did this one sketch of the happenings at the shore. It was a good place to work on my sketches of people. It was fun but looks like I need to keep working! The people are actually very small, only about an inch tall.

Wednesday, I went to Irvine Regonial Park with a couple of friends for sketching and lunch. It was another warm beautiful day with a wonderful breeze coming off the small lake. There was a summer camp group there, all wearing black t-shirts with the "Peace Camp" logo.

My friend, Yukon and I sketched a couple of pages of the same area of the park. It was fun to see the difference of style and technique and how we each captured the moment. While looking for one of Yukon's dropped watercolor pans in the grass, of course it was sap green, I found an interesting piece of broken branch.

Today my friend, Penny and I went to our local Armstrong Nursery to do some sketching. It is a great place to sketch and they were happy to have us there, even offering us chairs as we sat on the ground! We just strolled around and stopped to sketch when something caught our eye.

Not only are there beautiful plants and flowers but many interesting and fun things to sketch including exterior and interior decorations. We only sketched for awhile as it was a hot day but we will definately be going back.
Robert Bateman 5" x 7" Sketchbook
Ink and Watercolor


mARTa said...

These are fantastic! I have almost run out of paper in my sketchbook! I need to make a new one soon! I've been wanting to go to the beach soon. I haven't been to Crystal Cove in years and am longing for an afternoon there.

Alan said...

peace....nice drawings

Rita said...

Just looking thru some of your sketches. Love how you use color and your style! Fun!! :)

Anonymous said...

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ditto on wut rita sed Lulz =P

Teri C said...

Thanks, a sketchcrawl sounds wonderful if you ever get to Tucson.

I love these sketches and have to tell you I finished one Bateman sketchbook and need to order another, thanks to you!

Laurie said...

I just love these! You have such a distinct, fun style. I just enjoy your work.


Starr said...

What a wonderful week and such a treat that you shared w/ all of us. They are all so lovely. I think you did a fabulous job on sketching people! Great work!

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful sketches, and your compositions are great!