Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Art of a Sketchbook

Landscapes - Seascapes 

I like the looks of landscape and seascape sketches done with my Lamy pen.  Nice fine lines that rely on cross hatching or some sort of shading to indicate a darker value.


Trees in the Sky Line, sketchbook, Lamy Fountain Pen, © 2012 Nancy Van Blaricom

Some trees in a near-by sky line.  I'm seldom happy with my cross hatching.  Probably just need more practice before it stops looking like scribbles.

South Sound & Mt Rainier, sketchbook, Lamy Fountain Pen, © 2012 Nancy Van Blaricom

I think in this one I did do some scribbling to indicate some sand and or shore.  Although you may not be able to tell the near-by water waves, I think it turned out just like it looked that day.

Multnomah Channel #1, sketchbook, Pilot P-500, © 2012 Nancy Van Blaricom

 I like the looks my Pilot pen give with a little moisture to the ink to add shading.

 Multnomah Channel #2, sketchbook, Pilot P-500, © 2012 Nancy Van Blaricom

 I was enjoying what was happening with my pen this day and continued using it for a few pages.

Until next Friday .... keep on sketching.


2 comments:

  1. I had to Google a Lamy pen tutorial as I'm not familiar with them. Thanks for the post.

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