Wednesday, April 28, 2010

100427 HELP! Where have the lines gone!

Having fun by pushing myself outside the boundary of comfort- in fact the boundary has disappeared all together!!!
100427 HELP! Where have the lines gone!


I have discovered that while I am drawing the outlines with ink I am thinking about the tones – so when I start using paint I know what I am doing. Just using the paint means I have to think about everything at once – hence I see the absolute need of doing a value sketch first.
I love my lines (being an architect, lines are my livelihood) but doing these kind of sketches will certainly improve my watercolour skills and my brushwork – something that I do need to be working on!
BTW the building is a English baroque masterpiece- Blenheim Palace by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor.

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work here and a fabulous way for you to stretch those artist's muscles. Well done.

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  2. I love your work. How talented you are and how wonderful to take the leap of faith and try new ways of doing things. Way to go. Beautiful work

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  3. great work...every piece is interesting and unique. love them!
    Revelle

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  4. Great idea, Liz. I'm trying to get away from ink lines and using pencil/watercolor as much as possible. I think your early attempts are great.

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  5. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. that's a fantastic migration from lines and definitions to just tones and shades... :) Love the transition, and love those before too

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  7. Love your drawings and sketchbook pages! You write beautifully too... Really inspiring!

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