Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sketching En Plein Air


I banned myself from surfing other people's blogs this morning and headed out with my sketching stool. I only got as far as the corner, where I sketched our main street. The perspective is a little out. You may play 'spot the errors', but I'm rather pleased that I actually did this.

Yesterday I drew the garden tools I bought for HWEM on my 'sketching' trip to Florence. I used this as EDM Challenge #103 Draw Some Exercise Equipment - what you use to stay fit. Well, I am planning to use them - one day.

15 comments:

Lin said...

I think your perspective and rendering is GORGEOUS!!! I would be jumping out of my skin to have mine as fabulous as yours!! BRAVA!

Dave said...

What lin says goes for me too! Really captures the essence of the scene.

Joan said...

The sketch of the town is fabulous!! You really captured the Tuscan look, and your perspective is great. Those old towns are very forgiving when you draw them since their walls are always a little off. Nice shading on the tools too. I'm feeling sad. Last year at this time we had just spent our first night in Venice...ah, the memories. Ciao!

shirley said...

Robyn,
I love your corner! What a wonderful sketch - and how much fun to have a piece of your neighborhood in your own sketchbook. Can't wait to see more!

Casey Klahn said...

Nice, nice stuff these past two posts. Congrats on the linocut efforts - you artist you!

martha said...

Wonderful drawings! I love the touches of color in the townscape.

caseytoussaint said...

Robyn, these are both so beautiful in different ways. I am soo jealous of your drawing skills!

sognatrice said...

Gorgeous! I want to pick up those garden tools and get to work too--and that's saying something ;)

Africantapestry said...

I love bothe these drawings Robyn. You did so great on the architecture....I so want to do some, but I feel very incompetent, that's a hard subject! As for your garden tools...they are perfect, wiht lovely shading and shine!
Ronell

Robyn said...

Thank you all so much for such encouraging comments and continuing to come back and encourage. It means a lot.

Joan - You will return to Venice, she's always there - waiting. And it's not just the outside walls that aren't straight in these old buildings - we don't have a single 45 degree angle anywhere in our apartment. Made fitting a modern kitchen interesting - it's still not finished almost a year later!

Ronell - I know you can draw great architecture. I've seen it!

Casey - You called me an artist! I'm sitting here with a stupid grin on my face!

AnastasiaC said...

A beautiful sketch...what a lovely street
its so nice to see different building and surroundings
I love your gardening tools - garden sure does burn lots of calories!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

I love these! I love how you "banned" yourself from surfing other art blogs, lol! I do that! I spend too much time looking at other people's artwork and not enough time drawing, ahhah. In fact one time I even WROTE that in my moleskine!
http://pookieart.blogsome.com/2007/03/28/babbling-again/
LOL

Robyn said...

Anastasiac - Thank you. I go to your blog for a treat of sublime interior style when I start to get down about how long it is taking even to get this place painted!

Jean - I meant we don't have single 90 degree corner in our apartment - when I said 45 degrees it was probably starting to close in around me. LOL

Laserone - Thank you! I think I'm going to have to take a page out of your Moleskine!

Katherine said...

Wonderful sketch Robyn - really great! It looks exactly like Italy - which, of course, has interesting quirky perspective at times - just begging to be exaggerated...... ;)

Robyn said...

Thanks Katherine ;). For those who weren't there, it was Katherine who got me sketching in the first place, through a tutorial she did on WetCanvas. I'm not the only person who has become an addict as a result!

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