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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
- :: Soft petal day :: “I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” — John Adams, founder, 1735 A soft, warm and dry day in Rigaud today and as I have not dabbled in watercolours for quite a while, I painted one of my iris drawings after having totally ruined another drawing that I had just done of a beautiful Ostrya virginiana leave, trunk & flower… also commonly known as a Hophornbeam or Ironwood and Bois de fer in french in Québec. www.janehannah.com
Category Archives: Drawing
Listening to Radiohead’s Kid A album, Rigaud is awash with sleets of ice rain, bouts of rain and some snow… perfect temperature to stay warm inside and get back to some drawing. Are you like me? I tend to read … Continue reading
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the river flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I … Continue reading
Great love is never justified. It’s like the little tree that springs up in some inexplicable fashion on the side of a cliff: where are its roots, what does it feed on, what miracle produces those green leaves? — Wisława … Continue reading
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind — Seals & Croft Woke up to a sunny windless morning and went … Continue reading
All great works of art are rather difficult to access. The reader who thinks them easy has failed to penetrate to the heart of the work. — André Gide 1869-1951 Up to 40 people today, yeah! This challenge is a … Continue reading
A box without hinges, key or lid yet golden treasure inside is hid. — J.R.R. Tolkien, Bilbo the Hobbit I did not have much time today and I wanted to draw faces up close… really close. So again I chose … Continue reading
What has roots that nobody sees is taller than trees, up up it goes and yet never grows? — J.R. Tolkien in Bilbo the Hobbit I really juggled with the idea of participating in the #OneWeekOneHundredPeople Challenge by Marc Taro … Continue reading
“We die. That may be the meaning of life,” — Toni Morrison asserted in her spectacular Nobel Prize acceptance speech. “But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Sometimes I need precision in my life and one … Continue reading
Blue moon you saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for You heard me saying a prayer for Someone I really could … Continue reading
Smile tho’ your heart is aching Smile even tho’ it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky You’ll get by If you smile Thro’ your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come … Continue reading
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal Proverb. With the arrival of 20 cm … Continue reading
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” by E. E. Cummings By this first … Continue reading
Hey there, Mr. Tin Man You don’t know how lucky you are You shouldn’t spend your whole life wishin’ For something bound to fall apart Everytime you’re feeling empty Better thank your lucky stars If you … Continue reading
The first TV show that I fell in love with when I was very young… so cool, and still is for me! Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte & White Location: Rigaud from a … Continue reading
I almost added some stars… and stopped myself! Paper: Sketchbook #21 Handbook field watercolour journal 6″x6″ Ink: Dr.Ph.Martin’s Black Matte Watercolours: Q. Gold Location: Rigaud from my imagination #inktober2017, #inktober, 23 juicy theme
(Sung by Munchkins) Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow-brick road Follow the yellow-brick, follow the yellow-brick Follow the yellow-brick road You’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading
Over the misty mountains cold Far over the Misty Mountains cold, To dungeons deep and caverns old, We must away, ere break of day, To seek our pale enchanted gold. — J.R.R. Tolkien I toggled between the idea of a … Continue reading
What has roots as nobody sees, is taller than trees, up up it goes, and yet never grows? — J.R.R. Tolkien Roots run deep and studies are showing that trees have a very intricate communicating system with their own. So … Continue reading
Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere I’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sun They rain and snow on everyone So many … Continue reading
I am his Highness’ dog at Kew, Pray tell me sir, whose dog are you? — Alexander Pope, 1688-1744 #inktober2017 filthy theme. Dog in mud… don’t they love the puddles?
#Inktober2017 — #17 — Graceful Theme
Drawing is the probity of art. — Ingrès Fiew — I really had trouble coming with an idea for the inktober “fat” theme, and it seems that my drawing is more political than fanciful. #inktober 2017
The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King For the #Inktober2017 Fierce theme today my thoughts went to a giant tsunami wave and then was inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s beautiful iconic wave. This tsunami is hovering over … Continue reading
#Inktober Teeming Theme. After thinking about it, I came back to the drawing board and decided to change my subject as I was not too happy with my coffee cup. So here is the new one, and I am indeed … Continue reading