Day 2 :: #OneWeek100People2018

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 a photograph on the net of a family of three people. What I tried doing today is trying to find a specific characteristic that enhanced the likeness of the person…as to me this is the real challenge as I find that all of my portraits look alike.I tried focusing on one feature at a time. Choosing people with different hair styles helps alot!

So now I am at 23 people and tomorrow I am going to sketch at Fairview Pointe-Claire for around 1:00 pm or a little earlier if I can. Can you guess the answer to the riddle?

Paper: Bockingford 30″x 22″ folded 7.5″ x 5.5″
Watercolours: Q. Gold, Pyrrol Scarlet, Raw Sienna, B. Sienna and Cobalt Blue.


Vertical & Horizontal Lines :: Lignes verticales et horizontales

Some fences are nice and this one caught my eye. For our holiday party, our Union invited us for a buffet-style luncheon at Château Vaudreuil and this is where I saw it. Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post, I decided that I would draw horizontal and vertical lines only… and this is the result. I also did a bit of cross-hatching for the tree on the upper left hand side of the painting.

Il y a des clôtures qui sont belles, et celle-ci a capté mon oeil. Pour continuer sur le même thème que hier, j’ai utilisé des traits horizontaux et verticaux. Le voici, le voilà!

Paper: Moleskine Pocket Sketchbook
Pen: Pilot Flexigrip Fountain Pen, EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey