Thursday, March 29, 2007

People in Amboise, and one window

Tuesday Casey and I had our weekly art afternoon, this time at her place and since it was such a beautiful day, we decided to go out into Amboise and sketch some people. It was sunny and bright, we enjoyed a coffee, moved to new spots every so often, searched for a new pen she wants to try out, got sunkissed and lastly, looked for a birthday gift for a mutual friend, which we couldn't find...some people are just hard to buy a gift for. I hope I'm not one, I adore gifts! Once again a great day, although the sketching truggled a bit. Here are my results. See Casey's as well at http://fr.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Agz0ThsyaL8P0qvejInpNJXD9QY-?cq=1












































17 comments:

Dave said...

Nicely observed sketches! What materials did you use?

martín said...

beautiful sketches. same question than dave...

phthaloblu said...

These are so beautiful and full of life. Wonderful job!

Africantapestry said...

Hi, thanks for the nice words..I used black pen, no 01. I always use a thin point when I sketch these type of sketches, since I don't make single lins, but I keep my pen going all the time. If I use a thicker pen, it is just a black blob after a while. Then I gave the sketches a monochrome wash later.

caseytoussaint said...

T6hese are really wonderful. I love the wash - it adds a lot!

Teri C said...

Wonderful sketches. so full of well-observed life. You two sure had fun together.

Kay Cox said...

You had a very productive day. These are such nice sketches. What fun you two must have had.

Deborah said...

These are great. Wonderful gestures and I really like the washes you colored them with.

Karen said...

Nice job with these, Ronell. The monochrome wash really works great.

Jana Bouc said...

I really like this style with the monochrome washes. They're quite lively and expressive.

Emma Pod said...

Very nice sketches and washes. They guy with the glasses looks a bit like Clint Eastwood! Dontcha think??

Carole said...

I also like these, especially the chap with the dark glasses. I was going to ask how you did the wash on site, but you've answered my question if you added them afterwards. They do work well.

Felicity said...

It's wonderful when EDMers meet up! I'm going to Google Amboise and see where you are. Lovely sketches, I love that monchrome wash effect!

MrsSnowy said...

Terrific sketches - and so many of them for one outing. Just lovely. Have you tried using a waterpen for washes on location. If you sketch with a non-waterproof pen you can just drag the water over the lines to create the wash.

Fanta said...

Wonderful, Ronell.

Fanta said...

There's a broken link in Casey's address. Try copying this into your address bar: http://tinyurl.com/2re5jy It should take you there.

Africantapestry said...

Thank you for the lovely comments, everybody...
Fanta...I fixed the link to Casey, I think it works OK now, thanks..
Ronell