Attempt of sketching a sunset

Attempting of sketching a sunset…

Some subjects are always very difficult to sketch. At least for me.
This is one is one attempt. I done in 5 minutes, just the time to love the sun and the weather around me. Also today a quite nice time frame for my patience with this kind of subject, very difficult.

I was also on a nice sea-side so… this is the result of the sketching session.

Attempting of sketching a sunset

Straight water brush washes with Winsor&Newton Artists’ watercolors and some pencil just around the sun.

Sketching of my favourite park seat

Park seat sketching. Not only using it.

It’s just a sketching of my favorite wooden seat inside my favorite park. I’d like to draw it straight with in ink, with full colors. Nothing special but worth to be sketched.
Because it knows me and my bike very well. I go there often to see the people and the port. There is also a park so close, so, what else?

It has also a nice view… but is always sunny and in these days, eh-mm there is a melting risk.  🙂

>Park seat sketching

Sketched using my Rotring Art Pen filled with Noodler’s black bulletproof ink over the customized Winsor&Newton sketch pad with the same brand of watercolors.


New addition Pentel White Gel pen

Pentel White Gel pen

Here we go the new pen added to my bunch in the sketching grab bag.

White Pentel Gel Pen. White pigmented, waterproof, fade proof, perfect for sketching. Writes wonderful, smoothly and plenty of pigment. Lovely at least!!

Pentel white Gel Pen

I bought because sometimes I need something white for sparkle of lights, using this one as the black for drawing on dark paper or it’s simply perfect on wrapping paper as the previous pad. Or whatever it is I like it a lot 🙂

Thanks to where I bought this fantastic pen! I bought two, one for me and one for my lovely wife.

Sketching how I feel today in the office today

Sketching how I feel today in the office

I do a lot of quick sketching in the office. This is one of them. And the more stressed, the better they are… sometimes! 🙂 Probably this is not one of my best but I think it’s clear my mental status! Just kidding. I’m so happy!

Sketching how I feel today in the office

Sketched with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen and quick washes in Winsor and Newton Watercolors on a cheap recycled paper block notes.

Sketching Church of Piazza S.Teresa

Sketching Church of Piazza S.Teresa

Here again sketching this site. I love this piazza, maybe because there are big marble benches where I can seat comfortably and chill after work.
So I went again there trying to draw and sketch the church that gives the name of this piazza. The church is nothing special but always interesting only in the upper part, for historical and aesthetic reasons.

But worth to try. I learned and I had some food time again.
This is the upper and beautiful part of the Church, the main façade. Probably is not that small at it seems here. 🙂 I sketched while trying to be more accurate that the lower side.

Sketching Church of Piazza S.Teresa

This is the lower part. I also sketched using a different style.
Sketching lower side Church of Piazza S.Teresa

This time I used on my Winsor&Newton modified sketch pad the line of Rotring Art Pen loaded with Noodlers Ink and pencil 2B. Then I washed with Winsor & Newton watercolors.

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment – first attempt

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment – first attempt

Everyone knows how good is boxing paper for sketching, the brown one the white one, or other professional papers are for sketching. Maybe they cannot take lots of washes, just few, but they are very funny, inexpensive and challenging for some aspects.

So I made my first try. I didn’t make this try since a long time, probably the last attempt to do something like that was in the schools time. Funnier than ever! So I cutted one old sheet in several smaller ones, I badly bonded with something found in my office, and I made two sizes ( I don’t know sizes exactly): one is square the side of about a CD, the other one about the half.

Here some results. It was very funny, and yesterday afternoon I spent enjoyable time, less than half an hour before going to dinner for the sake of accuracy.

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment 1

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment 2

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment 3

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment 4

Boxing paper sketching pad experiment 5

I used Jaxon white oil pastel, Faber-Castell water-color pencils, Stadtler Lumocolor 4B as pencil, some washes with my favorite W&N artists watercolors and a Niji waterbrush,  plus some few strokes of cheap pigmented liner. Funny funny funny!

And a bit of recycling is fine, why not even for drawing or sketching?

Sketching on the beach late in the afternoon

Sketching on the beach, late in the afternoon, the best hour for art.

In these days we are going to the beach quite late in the afternoon and I like to make some sketching too. My wife actually cannot afford to go in the warmest hour of the day.
The most important matter is that she is fine and we can go at the seaside at almost any hour we want. That’s fine.

Here some sketching. I admit that almost always, the first sketches in every session are like a warm up. I think I will try to change this habit, trying to have the 100% since the first line I draw. but in my opinion it’s like Zen and I hope to have plenty of life to master that… 🙂

I started with these two sketches, signs of cute little life around me full of saturated colors.

on the beach

on the beach 26

The I realized there was a skinny mother near us, watching out the baby daughter near the shores. The day was very warm and windy so the sea was wavy, not calm.

on the beach some childs
I ended the session with my favourite subject. My wife. She was not sketching this time, but she was enjoyng doing nothing but relaxing and some crocheting.

my love corcheting under the sun

And I always remain amazed by the hands while working to crochet. They go at the speed of the light even if you’re not an expert and it’s very hard to comprehend (at least to me) how they works, and how they move. So it’s difficult to catch that “spark” that makes that moment you draw something interesting. I hope I realized it.

on the beach child playing

All these drawing I sketched   on my customized and badly binded Winsor&Newton sketchpad with Winsor&Newton watercolors, Staedtler mechanical pencil and Lamy Safari fountain pen filled with Platinum Carbon Ink.

Hope you like them!