Daily art – classic penny loafers

from Instagram: Sketch from a photo I discovered of classic penny loafers. If I did this sketch again, I'd change those shadows under the toes...good lesson on remembering to use artistic license to capture the feeling of the image without being too literal! But I'm getting better about leaving light areas for depth and contrast.… Continue reading Daily art – classic penny loafers

Loose and sketchy watercolor flowers

sketchbook - ink and watercolor wash sketch of a vase of flowers

After watching a recent Draw Tip Tuesday video on pen control, I was inspired to draw a vase of flowers by loosely holding the pen at the end away from the tip. I started the sketch by roughly doing a single-line contour drawing, lifting the pen only a few times to reset. I knew I was… Continue reading Loose and sketchy watercolor flowers

Simple sketch of a binder clip

Ink and watercolor wash of a binder clip

While working on my hatching skills, sometimes I draw simple objects that hardly warrant any excitement. But there's something about this binder clip sketch that I just love. I think it's the judicious use of watercolor on the shadow areas. I focused the hatching and wash on darker areas, and I think that restraint helps… Continue reading Simple sketch of a binder clip