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Art in Sydney Image for reference by Debi Taylor, shown bottom. Started with a line drawing, as always. This artwork was frightening in its twisting complexity: I almost gave up many times… but then there is that half-finished drawing in … Continue reading
I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading
The Sydney Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. This building is so complicated I cannot image trying it without guidelines. Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC, Hon. FAIA (Danish: [ˈjɶɐ̯ˀn ˈutsʌn]; 9 April 1918 – … Continue reading
The Sydney Opera House. This was a wild toad ride. I was going along nicely, enjoying the markmaking in the middle of the night, when I reached for a waterbrush and had not closed the top tight and a huge … Continue reading
View of the Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, WA, from a photo by “Complicated” on Flickr. Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink. This one started … Continue reading
View of the Sphinx, from a photo by Evalyn Baker. Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Aussie Brown ink. If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the … Continue reading
View of the river banks near the Valley of the Kings, from a photo by Evalyn Baker. If you’d like to take our virtual sketchwalks the images are posted in this closed facebook group — come join us! To hear … Continue reading
View of the Mosque of Ahmad ibn TulunM from a photo by Evalyn Baker. Mostly inks, Taccia Kuro and Birmingham Horus Wagner Infield Brown. The inks moved into each other and did all kind of strange separations in the shadow. … Continue reading
View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think … Continue reading
View of SF showing Coit Tower, Washington square, and the Bay Bridge in the distance. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer … Continue reading
Don’t hate me…. Not a Baby Yoda fan… kinda creepy, frankly. I am an original Yoda fan! But there was a contest for a very nice pen and so, TWO Yoda beings within a couple weeks! To hear about classes, … Continue reading
Debi Taylor organized our virtual walk, and this is her standing with a statue of John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park. He was the supervisor for 53 years. Contour drawings are fun, and for me, stress relievers. I … Continue reading
The Yoda statue in San Francisco is filed in my virtual deity file, next to Buddha… How can I not? He helped young Skywalker on his mission. Extraterrestrial Buddha! Also my first time out with my new Himalayan with the … Continue reading
Ink painting from pictures from Debi Taylor’s last visit to San Francisco. Sketch over watercolor pencil in Diamine Ancient Copper. Hard to control inks… they need to do what they need to do! Colors I used below. To hear about … Continue reading
Thanksgiving. I loved returning to regular sketching with a fast one of one of my favorite views in San Fransisco. cable cars. When I was in college and early 20’s I stayed at the Stratford Hotel. I did a quick … Continue reading
It has been awhile since I sketched regularly… Taking a class and sketching thumbnails just isn’t the same! I have a couple days off here and NO family obligations and so, sketching and noshing with my sweetie… Wishing everyone a … Continue reading