Tulips, Swan Babies And A Patriotic Tribute
Dear Blog Friends…
Welcome to DRAWING class!
Where do good drawings come from?
Let me show you.
First, I would like to take you ON A CRUISE!
Sky and I were fortunate to be invited on an evening Dinner Cruise with Captain Terry of Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruises. Click on my photo to visit their site.
It was a perfect evening and our camera was ready to catch some footage.
Mt Baker from the bay…you will see this later in today’s drawing.
The cruise included at no extra charge THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET of the summer!:)
To do a good drawing you need GOOD RESEARCH!
I have been asked to submit a sketch for the Skagit and Oregon Tulip Festivals…I have been taking photo’s for a year!
I pulled from my favorite tulips!
The best pencil sketches come from good photos. (I slipped Mt Hood in for Oregon.)
My first draft sketch is done with a 3H pencil. This creates a light line that can be IMPROVED on later.
The second layer of pencil sketching is created with a soft lead (F or 2B).
I look at the photo’s and add the critical details.
DRAWING IS LIKE WRITING.
1, THUMBNAILS create the first draft.
2, Light pencil makes the second.
3, Soft lead… and YOUR FINAL DRAWING TAKES SHAPE!
In a scenic composition I used a Triangle Square to MAKE SURE THE HORIZON IS HORIZONTAL. 🙂
FOR A GOOD DRAWING…
Ask yourself, is it fresh, does it have movement, is it balanced…and most importantly…
DO YOU, YOURSELF, LIKE IT?
If you can answer YES to all of these questions…You drawing has the potential to go on to be a good painting!
Can YOU SEE the lighter lines under the final sketch? Click the drawing to make it larger.
Look at Mt Baker…When you draw…your own photo’s come in handy. So keep your camera with you and ready.
A Skagit Symphony!
This week I wanted to honor our Veterans and all Servicemen…
I gathered the photos. Many from the internet.
This was hard to do…
I always get emotional when thinking of all the brave souls who have served with their lives.
Thank You, All Servicemen, all Veterans, all Fireman and Police for your courage and dedication
God Bless You.
“Tribute, All Gave Some…Some Gave All.”
Thank you for preserving our freedom.