Friday, March 16, 2007




Coastal Village
This was the workshop project on Art Academy Live last week. The scan on the bottom was my attempt during the workshop. The teacher, Sterling Edwards, has a much looser style and also his pigments weren't as saturated as mine. This was supposed to be impressionistic! My second attempt (the scan in the middle) was sketched with my new Pentel Brush Pen (NOT the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen) and the ink is brown and I found out REALLY fast that it is NOT waterproof! Wasn't happy with that one either, although it was fun to try the new drawing toy out. So I tried a third time and while it's not as "free and easy" as Sterling's, it is an improvement over the other two. I think I'm done with trying this scene. All three of these were quite a struggle for me, and while I like to see a bit of impressionistic work, I don't seem to be able to get the looseness required to pull it off. Ah, must be one of those "practice" things.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Brenda, you have tackled a complex subject and done it well. Good work. And good work on all those serene little cottages, too.

Lin said...

Bren!! WHAT A WONDERFUL STUDY!! I agree! I love the one at the top -- it IS looser -- and the values are terrific!!! OH HON -- this is great!! I love seeing them all together -- super super!!!

Dawn said...

Brenda, I admire your persistence. You did quite well, I like the pastel colors & the seaside village feel. Thanks for sharing the process, I enjoy seeing & reading about it.

Teri C said...

Brenda! what fun sketches!! I love them all.

AnastasiaC said...

what a lovely little scene - great sketches!!!