Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hummingbird Feeder

This is not my favorite sketch but it is important none the less. It is my first sketch in my moleskine that I started straight in with the pen. In my earlier drawings I did at least a little preliminary pencil sketch before commiting to ink. Not so with this drawing. While it is frightening it forces you to look at things a little differently. Pay attention to how lines intersect and overlap. Take a little time before drawing to figure out where on the page you want things to be. More forays into the crazy world of pencil-less sketching in the days to come.

5 comments:

Tommy Kane said...

beautiful blog. I love all your sketches and paintings.

Lynn said...

Good for you for challenging yourself to move outside your comfort zone. Your sketches are terrific. Welcome to the EDM group, I hope we'll see lots more of your work.

Anita said...

Oooh, I am doing exactly the same!
I just recently decided to sketch lead-free figures, my final hurdle.
You're right, it is scary, black ink looks soooo final but it is actually more forgiving than we first think and I am loving the fact that I no longer need to carry a pencil and eraser around.
Great sketch!

Sarah said...

To draw directly with pen and ink was the first thing they got us doing on my course (Foundation Art & Design) - even the illustrators. It is challenging, but I do think it looks better somehow - less slick, which I do prefer, though I do struggle with it too! Keep going, cause your confidence will increase with every drawing you do. And welcom to EDM

Serena said...

Well done, Kate!! I like working with graphite and charcoal though they can get messy, however, I do admire the pen and/or ink sketches I've seen some members of EDM do. I have used a ballpoint pen in some of my recent graphite sketches also for a more dramatic effect and I had fun with that. You have a lovely blog and I look forward to seeing more of your work.