Friday, April 2, 2010

Days 60, 61 and 62

An eclectic mix of sketches today from the days when it was still cold and I was searching desparately for subjects.

Some sad looking strawberries, but what do you expect from March in the northern hemisphere?

strawberries sketch
sepia ink and pencil in cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

Red chewy guy was a favorite of my kids from the teething days. Not sure how he ended up living in my sock drawer, but that's where you can find him.

frog sketch
pencil in cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

Cherry tomatoes on the stem. They look so yummy in the store, but can't compare to the tomatoes we get at the farmers' market in August.

cherry tomato sketch
sepia ink in cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan


Anonymous said...

Dear Stacy, Just found your site and enjoy your little sketches, but I would like to say that there is something that comes through in the pen and ink drawings that is missing in the pencil sketches, and whatever it is, I really enjoy it. Perhaps it's degree of contrast.

Stacy said...

Anonymous, thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment. I have to say I agree that there is something in the ink sketches that is missing in the graphite ones. I think the ink sketches have a better energy or character.

When I sketch in ink, I tend to look longer and draw less. With pencil I jump into the drawing quicker knowing that I can erase any lines that I want to correct. But I think I lose something in the process of correcting. The graphite sketches might be technically more correct, but they often also feel more sanitized to me.

Sometimes I do manage to capture the energy in a graphite sketch. My sketches of the umbrellas (Day 59) and of the old stone house (Day 69) come to mind.

Thanks again for your comment. I hope next time you are comfortable enough to sign your name. :)