Friday, March 12, 2010

Old blue update



The dotting bug has captured me and I fitted in some time early this morning and tonight on the little blue boat.  The scan of pointillism doesn't give good colour, so I took some photos and they have a truer colour representation, despite the less than white background.

I added a light wash of coloured pencil to highlight some of the areas that the early morning light is touching.  I was going to use more coloured ink, but my other .18 pen decided it didn't want to work under any circumstance.  I think its been sitting there awhile unused and may need a longer soak to help it see sense.  The finer nibs on technical pens do have their moments.  Perhaps its time to invest in a few more.

But right now I'm so tired I could fall asleep standing up so no more dotting for me tonight and tomorrow's may be sketchy as I have a workshop to go to and another again on Sunday.  But there's no rush is there?

3 comments:

Robyn said...

This is going to be wonderful, Jeanette. Great drawing and composition - not to mention patience!

Your blog template is looking sparkling fresh too.

RHCarpenter said...

So much patience and determination in this one! I know it's going to be great - could never even attempt this with my limited ability to do any small thing over and over.

laura said...

Really love this--the drawing is so perfect, and so supple.