Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just draw it!


I used my 20% off birthday coupon at ReddiArts yesterday and bought this Koi watercolor set because the one thing I really want to do (and always have wanted to do) is keep a sketch book going. Alisa Burke is my inspiration here because hers is so fabulous. She doesn't use a pencil, she draws with a pen. That is what I did on this one. The watering can is on the front porch so I sat in the beautiful warm sun and just went for it. This sketch journal doesn't like the water too much so I need to pull one of mine out that will take water much better than this one. I hope I can keep it up. I am really going to give it my best shot. Drawing is so important and it's truly "no pain, no gain."
Have a wonderful Sunday!

12 comments:

Buffy said...

Thats a great idea,just to keep a sketch book. I love to sketch but then I always feel like I have to finish it with paint. I love your page.Thanks for the inspriration.

Theresa said...

We must have read the same alisa post since I have the koi on order with blick:) NEAT page Martha! Can't wait to get mine as well as your lovely journal!

Ansota said...

Your drawing looks great. I love the look of pen and watercolors together.

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh! Alisa has inspired me, too! I love her sketchbook pen drawings and watercolors...and now yours too! I used to draw everyday, I need to get back to that again.

Bren said...

You do love to challenge yourself :-) You're off to a great start, I expect this exercises will hone your skills even more, beautiful

CelticWoman said...

great start, great inspiration as always, hugs

Nelly said...

Your sketchbook is a work of art!

I loved Alisa's too.

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

Beautiful! I love my Koi watercolors! I also like to sketch in pencil, commit to the drawing afterward with pigment ink outlines, erase the pencil lines, then watercolor it. So much fun and, as you have so beautifully illustrated...awesome results.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful sketch,,,and look at that nice and clean new paintbox...
good luck on your sketching. I look forward to seeing more:)

jgr said...

Hi Martha, I love your sketch/painting. I read that post too on Alisa's blog and ordered a Koi set-can't WAIT till it gets here.

Eden said...

I am no where near the level of drawing with pen!! I love this picture and hope you keep this up too!!

Mary said...

Martha honey your talents never end!!!! :) This is wonderful!!

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