Here’s part of a collection of very old pins that I inherited from my father. I sketched these in Andrea Joseph’s style using primarily ballpoint pens, and adding shading with colored pencil. This is addicting! I wanted to keep adding pins, but eventually had to stop drawing so I could turn in my homework.
I did this entire page using just a ballpoint pen. This is another assignment from Sketchbook Skool, this time from Andrea Joseph, who does absolutely amazing work with her ballpoint pens. (Here’s Andrea’s blog: http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com)
This is only the second time I’ve tried sketching with a ballpoint pen, and I must say, it was really fun!
Cathy Johnson was our teacher last week for Sketchbook Skool. A wonderful nature artist, she gave us some tips and ideas about drawing in nature. One of our assignments was to draw a bird. The bluejay will always be special to us, because after watching one on a camping trip to Big Sur, my son said his first word, “bird”.
I drew this in Frans Koene’s (from The Netherlands) journal as part of the Awesome Flying Sketchbooks project. In Frans’ own work, he often includes a picture of his motor scooter, so of course I had to add one to my sketch too.
This is the old downtown section of my little city. I used Lamy Safari fine and extra fine nibs with Noodler’s Bulletproof black and Schmincke watercolor.