Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Drawings


I am deeply grateful for all the information, tips, and encouragement that flows through the EDM groups. I have been inspired by a lot of members who post about their creative process and techniques, and by those whose tenacity takes them to accomplish their personal drawing goals, whether they are looking for a career in the arts, or just for the pleasure of sharing their very own perspective on the world. Thanks EDMers! And of course, thanks Danny for starting the group and keeping it alive and running!

Sometime ago I read in the forums about Caran d'Ache's neocolor watersoluble crayons. Having trouble carrying a maybe-too-big-for-travel watercolor palette I decided to give the crayons a try, and so far, I have achieved the goal of adding color on site. I recently had a picnic some miles west of Oka, Quebec, and drew the view of the river (below). The fish (above) were done while strolling along the Japanese pond, at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

Do you like scary rides? I used to love them in my teens, now I only draw them!
This quick sketch would also be a part of the Montréal B side series, because the foreground is an alley in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. Across the river, on Ste-Hélène Island, you can get a glimpse of the Goliath, one of the roller coasters at La Ronde. The drawing is 2.5 by 4 inches, done in a really beaten up notebook that is not used for sketching, hence the smudges.


9 comments:

Art is for the Making said...

Lovely fish! I'm in the process of drawing a fish, though in a different style. I admire the gentleness of your fish piece.

Phyllis said...

Agreed - EDMers support one another's efforts in all the important ways. Your compositions are so varied - and all well done. Enjoyed my visit here.

Linda T said...

Great sketches, and the color you add is beautiful.

Bénédicte said...

I love your fish, and your views of Montreal,
it is nice to meet an other Montrealer,
I joined EDM a few months ago, and find it also a very inspiring and supporting group.

G-Lori said...

Thank you for your drawings from Montreal. I find the green trees in the river view picture so refreshing and soothing. Your drawings make me want to try watersoluble crayons too.

nanke's stuff said...

Your sketches are very nice. I like the gentleness and softness of them. Well done! nancy

Alex said...

beautiful and cute koi drawing ^^
But I really really REALLY like the 2nd one with the bridge, that's just awesome! Thanks again for your comments on my blog, they are very sweet and I truly appreciate them.

ffyrebird said...

Wonderful sketches!! I love how varied your subject matter is.

Aarti Harish said...

Your architectural sketches are wonderful...and so proportionate...!!