The other day my sister wrote a blog post about doodling, or as I call it, sketching. Her post reminded me that I hadn't yet shared my two vacation sketches.
The first is a quick pencil sketch. This sketch was done in my Moleskine (5" x 8" ) sketchbook and was done partly from memory. Sketching from memory was not my intention, but it turned out that the local taxi parking was directly between me and my subject. So, whenever the taxis returned I couldn't see what I was drawing! And I was too stubborn to move! The sketch isn't finished, but I'm happy with what I have.
graphite sketch copyright 2007 Stacy L. RowanThe second sketch is the same size and is in a watercolor sketchbook. I loved the bougainvillea growing over the shed at the cottage where we stayed. It was beautifully vibrant and tumbled playfully over the roof of the shed. I had a great view of the scene from the second story deck. I started the sketch with a black 005 Micron pen then added color using watercolor pencils. Since I was anxious to get to the beach, I waited to add water. I wet the sketch using my Niji 12mm water brush after I was back home.
watercolor pencil sketch copyright 2007 Stacy L. Rowan
Before I left for vacation, I shared pictures of my work space in this post. I also mentioned that my sister has a craft room to drool over. Now you can judge for yourself since she has posted pictures here. Just make sure to have a pencil and paper ready when you check them out. You are going to want to take notes for your wishlist. (The counter top that is in the last picture is only about one third of her overall "desk" area!!)