I mentioned in an earlier post that I decided to concentrate on drawing and painting this summer and since I feel compelled to share the good, the bad and the ugly with you, here goes! One of my favorites was finally getting Lizzie right! (Watercolor)
And of course I had to do the Gypsy, too! This was a re-do of an earlier version, different paper and size. (Watercolor)
I did this quick postcard sketch and filled in with watercolor pencil while we were at Minisa in July for Rick's family reunion. The one next to it is a slightly larger pencil sketch done from the postcard that I did later. Both were what I call real quick and dirty!
My friend Kate had this exercise for us one day when we were 'arting.' The one on the left was done blind in one minute -- couldn't look at the subject. The second one you could look at and draw but only for a minute. The third one had a ten minute limit and you had to add tone. The one on the far right was done with unlimited time. You can definitely see the progression as you move from quick to more careful work.
All that drawing makes me hungry! Treats, anyone? (Watercolor)
While I was in Martha's Vineyard, I took my sketchbook. Below is a series of rough sketches I did in pencil while there.
More of the same!
Then I went over the pencil in ink.
A little more!
Finally, some color. Beside each painting is a look at the photo from the same site. (Watercolor pencil)
As you can see, some looked rather different! The one below, in particular, lost a lot of the background.
It was really fun to watch this evolution. And I was relatively pleased with the results for being pretty fast.
I leave you with a rough pencil sketch of the cottage, as seen from the lake. (I sort of bailed on the tree to the right!) (Pencil)
And now, I'm off to nap. (Pencil)
This is the only pose in which I can do Lizzie live. And she seems to have a very good idea!
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