Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Today at lunch I sat outside my office building and did a sketch of a piece of sculpture that is on the lawn of the building. It's a huge thing, maybe 15 to 20 feet high and is composed of rusting iron. I did the color after I got home. The original sketch was done in pencil in my 6x9 Aquabee sketch book, then re-done with a fineline Pitt Pen. The colors are all from Derwent Inktense pencils using a waterbrush. This sketch took me about 30 minutes and then about another 30 minutes at home for the color. Creating texture with color is hard for me. I could try to draw every little leaf or twig but I want to learn to do quick sketches. But it's ok, I'm a beginner and I have to learn to crawl before I can walk.


Anetka said...

Erni, this sketch is amazing, I like the bushes, great colors!
:) and I like the line on the tree.
keep sketching:) can't wait to see more!!!
btw interesting sculpture

Hummie said...

No way! You are unbelievably talented!

Kopperhead said...

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Margaret Ann said...

Beginner? This is awesome...I love the sculpture and the way you played witht he light and shadows...a really good job!

Thanks for popping by for a visit! :)

Anita Davies said...

The bushes have just enough detail and just enough is left to the viewers imagination...Great sketch!