Our Virtual Sketching group was led this
month by Toni, who took us to the
island of Angra do Heroísmo.
This new way of creating layouts works better
on this page, with the
tree dividing and blending the three images.
Yes, there were trees in approximately the areas on each individual photo,
but I took liberties.
Angra do Heroísmo’s
tight streets with the courtyard housing and winding roads fascinates me. I like living that way, and saw it growing up in parts of So Cal and Mexico, yet here in Oregon it is taken as an indication that you are not open to company, that you don’t like people. (I know this
from 20 years ago when I wanted to build a home like this in Oregon.)
Different cultures see these things differently.
I removed the cars from this image to see the path.
I can’t imagine living on
an island — the driver Southern California gurl wants to imagine that
I can drive 10,000 miles
if I want to take off but on an island you just go round and round. Still, this
island is my kinda place!
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen
inks that behaved, thank the gods (not many of them, mostly sketching in pens, whew): Noodler’s, De Atramentis Document, and Super5,
and Daniel Smith , Holbien, and QoR watercolors.
I started a Facebook group page (you must join to view) to allow everyone to share their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks together. Come join us On Facebook if you are inclined!
If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.
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