Saturday, October 29, 2016

Red ..

I cannot resist picking up leaves anymore than I can resist trying to paint them !

The blues of the shadows went wonky, so imagine blues in the shadows because they are there ... 'onest

Sunday, October 23, 2016

InkTober Bookshelf

I wanted to redo the bookshelf I drew in Stratford as a pen and ink.
What better way than a dip pen and Walnut Ink handmade (but not by me) in good old Guelph!

I'm quite happy with the wood effect and the leaning book :-)

Strathmore tan toned sketchbook
Walnut Ink from Wyndham Art Supplies.
Hunt bowl point dip pen

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A day out with the KW Urban Sketchers at the Stratford Theatre Archives..

Surrounded by colour and I chose graphite pencil !

Gaius' Closet  (well a small portion of it) from "The Merry Wives of Wives of Windsor"

Horse Torso from "The Two Noble Kinsmen" 2002

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Urban Sketching in St Jacobs

Today the Urban Sketchers of KW and I descended on St. Jacobs, more specifically the Railway Museum in St Jacobs for a day of sketching.

In addition we were able to leave a piece of work for a show and sale that runs through November (weekends only).

If I learned anything today it is that trains are tricky to draw!

The 124

Especially when you leave all your pens at home!

This was in a Strathmore Mixed Media 400 Series pad (6x8)
Pilot Vpen Disposible fountain pen
Sennelier watercolours
Staedtler Mars Lumigraph pencils
Art Graf water soluble graphite
Holbein waterbrush

Monday, October 10, 2016

Asleep but still listening ..

Winter doesn't sleep as we know it, or that is the conclusion I have come too.I mean, there she was curled up in her favourite spot, breathing deeply and slowly but one ear faced me.
Just in case I snuck out to get a cookie...

I still struggle with getting her nose proportions correct :-)

Derwent Graphitint water-soluble tinted graphite pencils
Diamine 'Ochre' Ink
Jinhau fountain pen
Stillman and Birn Zeta sketchbook

Saturday, October 8, 2016

InkTober .. My Birthday celebration continues ..

A busy day wandering around, drinking tea, eating cake and sketching...

Not necessarily in that order :-)

The Pavilion in Valens

Moleskine Sketchbook
Noodlers Lexington Gray Ink
Pilot G73 Fountain Pen
Derwent Watersoluble Graphite pencils

InkTober continues ..

Away camping for a few days, no phone, no internet so here are two sketches I did while away..

I bought a bird feeder for entertainment, it worked until the squirrels found it and dragged it away but not before the Chickadee's had their fill :-)

Pilot Metropolitain
Noodlers Lexington Gray Ink
Stillman and Birn Zeta 8x5 sketchbook


Autumn leaves were falling in the quiet of the morning while i drank my coffee, some landed on the picnic table ...

Derwent watercolour pencils
Diamine Ochre Ink
JinHau Fountain Pen
Stillman and Birn Zeta 8x5 sketchbook

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

InkTober 2

No I am not following the rules !

This was from yesterday,,,

Lamy Safari
Lamy black ink
Scrap of watercolour paper (This is about 3" x 5")
Diamine Ochre ink for colour

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Inktober ..

The Inktober Challenge is to produce one pen and ink every day for the month of October.
It's day two and I am one behind already .....

Pen and ink plus watercolour pencil (today's deliberate mistake, I put the wrong date ! sheesh) not a good start :-)

Stillman and Birn Zeta series sketchbook
Derwent watercolour pencils
Noodlers Black ink
TWSBI demonstrator Fountain Pen