First up, my 17' Grumman canoe leaning against the fence in my backyard. Bringing this blog back to boats just for a second.
This was sketched from a dark pic of an old dock worker smoking a cigarette. I found the image years ago, but finally got around to making him a sketch.
Yesterday, I drove out to Red Oak II, close to Carthage, Missouri and froze my butt off sketching in 40-42 degree weather and 10-15 MPH winds. It gets tough to hold a brush pen in that. This first one is of the Elmire Schoolhouse.
The boathouse and johnboat at Red Oak II
And lastly, an early eighth century T'ang Dynasty lion, sketched from a pic I took at Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, last year.
I really like working on toned paper. It's fun assessing the darks and lights and only putting them to the page.