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I appreciate the information. Thank you Joy.

Original 9x12 inch graphite pencil drawing/sketch

Artwork Title: Angel on Rocks

Original artwork for sale at www.saatchionline.com/daniellamb

Original 9x12 inch graphite pencil drawing/sketch

Artwork title: Emperor Scorpion

Original artwork for sale at www.saatchionline.com/daniellamb



Sue Pownall said:

I recently went to visit the Grand Mosque in Muscat. I took my sketchbook of course. This is pen & watercolour in an A5 Daler sketchbook. What do you think? 

i think it's lovely and inspiring. thank you for sharing it.



Judy Schaffer Firneno said:


OMG  -  this is outstanding Janet.
Thaneeya McArdle said:

It's nice to see your sketches, Sue. Sketching with pen does have a different feel than sketching in pencil. I usually like the safety net of knowing I can erase any mistakes ;) but there is a different quality of attention when sketching in pen, knowing that the lines cannot be erased.

 

Here's a sketch I did a few months ago on my trip to New Zealand:

 

I only had a 2B pencil and a black pen with me. I started the sketch in pencil but found that the pencil wasn't really enough to create enough contrast, so I started outlining the sharper edges in black ink.  That seemed to do the trick - it brought more definition to certain things, while leaving other areas (such as the trees) more hazy.

I wish I had more time for sketching from real life, because I feel it does heighten my perception of my surroundings.  After drawing this, I knew the landscape much more intimately.

Comments welcome on everything I post as well. 

i love this picture. what a fabulous view! why don't you paint that view too?

it's a marvellous drawing!



Wanda Sue Bailey said:

I sketched this last winter.  It's my idea of a 'get away cabin'.

very nice. i could stay there for a while. look out for bears!



Thaneeya McArdle said:

It's nice to see your sketches, Sue. Sketching with pen does have a different feel than sketching in pencil. I usually like the safety net of knowing I can erase any mistakes ;) but there is a different quality of attention when sketching in pen, knowing that the lines cannot be erased.

 

Here's a sketch I did a few months ago on my trip to New Zealand:

 

I only had a 2B pencil and a black pen with me. I started the sketch in pencil but found that the pencil wasn't really enough to create enough contrast, so I started outlining the sharper edges in black ink.  That seemed to do the trick - it brought more definition to certain things, while leaving other areas (such as the trees) more hazy.

I wish I had more time for sketching from real life, because I feel it does heighten my perception of my surroundings.  After drawing this, I knew the landscape much more intimately.

Comments welcome on everything I post as well.

it's sort of cute the way you did this,,, sort of impressionism. would you call it that? i'm trying to find my style and that is what i'm looking for.



Sue Pownall said:

Great sketch Janet. As Thaneeya said, you have captured how it has worn and been cared for well.

this is called angry man  a ruff sketch

love your work



daniel lamb said:

Original 9x12 inch graphite pencil drawing/sketch

Artwork Title: Angel on Rocks

Original artwork for sale at www.saatchionline.com/daniellamb

love your work and this looks like a perfect art retreat lol



michele josiane martin said:



Wanda Sue Bailey said:

I sketched this last winter.  It's my idea of a 'get away cabin'.

very nice. i could stay there for a while. look out for bears!

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