Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall sketches


After a long hiatus, I felt the need for some encouragement and decided to take a sketching class at the Montréal Botanical Gardens. The instructor guided us through a process that included writing a few lines about what we wanted to convey with our drawings. I found that really useful, not only to unblock the hand but to better frame the subject and to select the emphasis points.
I worked with pencil and non-permanent ink, but decided to apply a touch of color at the last of the three sessions, on Sunday October 17.

Chinese Pavilion. The color theme for this year's The Magic of Lanterns is blue.
Small bridge at the Japanese Pavilion
Japanese Pavilion
Pagoda at the Chinese Pavilion




12 comments:

debra morris said...

Lovely sketches, welcome back

Alex said...

Awesome sketches! Really like the subtle colors ^^ I am kinda in the same mood most of the time, and welcome back!

Cathy Holtom said...

Great sketches, I like the composition of the second one.

Janene said...

These are gorgeous! I love your style.

raena said...

Welcome back!! These are delightful sketches!

marancat said...

what lovely drawings - and I do like the touch of colour very much.

Revelle Taillon said...

these are gorgeous!

Lesley Purcell said...

These sketches are just lovely - I really like the hints of colour in each drawing.

nanke's stuff said...

These are lovely - I especially like the bridge. nancy

Sandra said...

Wow! really nice drawings from around the neighborhood and the pagoda.

Irene Brady said...

I particularly love your pagoda drawing with the orange lanterns. Superb!

kazumiwannabe said...

Your drawings are fantastic, I hope you'll post again! (and thank you for your comment)