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These are a selection of my sketches done in an A6 sketchbook, which lives in my handbag. They were done over several visits to a hospital and during exams at work. I usually use a Staedtler Pigment Liner, but any pen will do. I rarely sketch in pencil as I like the commitment to the drawing you get with pen.
Comments welcome on everything I post.
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.
This is lovely Thaneeya, you have created fab contrasts as you intended. A "heighten my perception of surroundings", I think that's because we have to really look at our subject as opposed to taking a quick photo to store away.
The scene reminds me of Southern Chile, have you been?
Hi Sue, I didn't see your comment til just now, sorry! I agree, we really do see things differently when we look at them closely and study all their visual features.
I haven't been to Chile at all, but it sounds like you have? I look forward to visiting S. America someday.
thank you so much, Sue.
Sue Pownall said:
Great sketch Elena. I like your use of colours.