:: Digital drawing of an Old Truck ::

What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way. — Winslow Homer

Even though I have not been posting much, this does not mean that I have not been busy doing artistic works & readings. I am happily, but busily, preparing a new course that has to do with digital drawing with a tablet this semester. It is taking up much of my time as in order to teach something well, you need to know it well! The tablet that I am using is an Intuos 4 Wacom Tablet with a grip pen… fabulous tool, and it takes a long time to master. So I have been busily mastering digital drawing techniques and here is one of the results.

I was also given a book by one of my friends that is amazing! It is a book that follows me throughout my daily chores and this has not happened in a while. It is called How to Read a Modern Painting: Lessons from the Modern Masters by Jon Thompson. I absolutely love it & I read one page per day as it shifts my mood into amazement and perplexity and how to really “look” at a painting. Thank you Linda -)

Software: Photoshop CS6
Tools: Pencil & Mixer Brush
Computer digital drawing

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:: Grungy Tree for Amelia ::

“The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing.”
— Requiem for Amelia: Walter Lippmann on What Makes a Hero and the True Measure of the Human Spirit

I love Moleskine Sketchbooks as they are great with line drawings… be it with Pigma Micron Pens or Fountain Pens…. and they are not made for watercolour washes and paints. However, some artists love the look that they give as you have to scrub the watercolour paints into the paper and this gives the paintings a grungy look. Will Freeborn is one of these artists — LINK –. Here is a drawing that I did while I was out drawing with my students on the lawn, under the canopy of two huge pine & chestnut trees. Quite cool -)

So here is one of my versions that I did a few years back too — LINK –. If you like these type of watercolour sketches, you might like purchasing a Moleskine Sketchbook.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook large
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: John Abbott College with my students.

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