Arting With Jen – Day 18, 19, and 20

So sad, we’re nearing the end of arting in paradise………..

Continuing on with my attempts at architecture, I tried a Market Scene, from a photo.  In my Watercolor Journal, drew it in pencil, then re-drew it with indelible ink, and added some frisket to save the whites.

Day 18_Cher

Added watercolor.  I’m happy with the basic drawing, but the colors are too bland for my taste.

Day 19_CherA

Remember Ninja Turtle?  Acrylic used as a black outline on a 4″x4″ piece of watercolor paper?  Well, I added watercolor to it, and it turned out better than I expected, given it’s small size.

Day 20_CherA

And lastly, a pen drawing of a building, in my thin paper Pencil Sketch Journal, with watercolor pencils.  Again, good practice at drawing.  The watercolor pencils look pathetic, and the paper buckles like mad when even the tiniest bit of water is added.  BUT I can’t get better if I don’t keep trying, right?  Someone said “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough”

Day 20_CherB Day 20_CherE Day 20_CherD

Jen’s – she’s working on a 12″x10″ watercolor piece with very complex perspective lines.

Day 18_Jen Day 19_Jen


Plus, she did this amazing ink drawing, from a photo, of our unit.  Notice how she’s used different weights and amounts of cross hatching to show shadow.  Gahhh, soooo good.  That’s where I’m trying to get to………….

Day 20_Jen










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3 Responses to Arting With Jen – Day 18, 19, and 20

  1. The favorite one says:

    The 2 of you have done some great work (3 of you, almost forgot Paul) on this trip. Every year it gets better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Suz says:

    Wow .,,you guys are getting better every year

  3. Jackie West says:

    your so right, you won’t get better if you don’t keep trying. Great job.

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