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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Paint Party Friday


I have started to take my small sketch book with me when I go out for the day and make some sketches. This is a very new way of doing things for me and I have yet to be comfortable doing it but I did it and I am pleased with the result.



I have missed a few PPF And I have really missed looking at all your work as you are all so full of inspiration. Hence me taking a wee sketch book with me when I went out for the day to Harrogate recently. We had been in the famous Betty's Tea Rooms for lunch, and later was sat out side with my hubby talking to a lovely local man. As we were chatting I quickly, no pauses, sketched this picture with a 0.05 uni pin ink pen. When I got home some time later I coloured it in with some WC pencils and Neo2 pastels I am not sure if I should of just left it at first but it needed something. Maybe I should of used WC paints and very lightly gave a little colour but we live and learn and maybe next time this is what I will do, who knows. The important thing is I broke the barrier of drawing out side and I am pleased I did.


Maybe next time I may try and sketch the whole thing but this time, small baby steps ;0) You can see the corner of the square and the flowers I drew so quickly out side the tea rooms top photo. It took about 2-3 min I wanted it to look fluid and not detailed. And I fully recommend the tea rooms service and food are wonderful. Any way it's done thank you for stopping by. Love Dawn xx

15 comments:

Karen said...

Awe, well done you! I take my sketch book & pen out with me too, always keep it in my bag just in case!!! Oh and I have found that the best way is not to think too much about what you are drawing...just to get on with it haha x

Annabelle said...

It turned out beautiful.
I think the WC pencils did the trick...very whimsical and fun. The tea room sounds like a nice place to visit ....just a tad too far for me I'm afraid: )

Annabelle

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful sketches...the perfect way to get back into your work! POP ART MINIS

Cheryl said...

oh this turned out brilliantly hun,and just love your photos,they are great hugs cherylxxx

Terrie said...

What a rewarding beginning! I've yet to be brave enough to pull out a sketch book in public - feel like I'm too much of a beginner, but you're giving me inspiration!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful! Love the sketches with color ~ thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog ~ have a great week ~ (Share the Creative Journey) from Paint Friday ~ Carol and ArtMuseDog ^_^

Geckostone said...

Wow, you did fantastic! And in only a few minutes!!! I have never sketched outside either. You give me courage!Deb

Elisa said...

what a lovely work and I admire you for taking that first step and breaking out of your comfort zone. I am looking forward for your next painting!

Jenn said...

Yay - congrats on sketching outside!!! I think that's so awesome - and that you take your book with you where you go!!! Lovely sketch - I really like the colors!! Oh and yes please post pics of your new pup! :)

Roban Studio said...

Wasn't it fun to do? The more you do it, the easier it will get. Your first sketch is lovely. Can't wait to see more. Happy late PPF. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

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SHERI C said...

Sketching in public! You have inspired a few of us! Wishing you many more adventures! Belated HAPPY PPF wishes to you!

shedreamsofthesea said...

How fun, I love tea houses and your sketches are so pretty.

Marguerite said...

love your colors and playful style!

Marguerite said...

Love your colors and your playful style!