A page inspired by winter
House. Still too much snow. Parked across on neighbor’s property, thankfully he was not there. He is a nice guy, writer. Drew with Kuretake pens and outline with Rotring Art pen. Sketch of pen bled through from previous page, thin paper.
Pen and ink and Daniel Smith watercolor sticks, in large watercolor Moleskine. My friend’s baby’s first snow cone, from my own reference photo.
Restaurant “Mona Lisa”in Bensohurst, Brooklyn, with big pile of snow in front of it. Never eat there, just like it cozy italian looking facade with warm yellow and red roof. I drew it solely with Kuretake pens, isn’t cool? I used few “Art and Graphic twin”, “Brushables” and “Clean Color Real Brush” and of course my favorite waterbrush. Still alot to explore. On Arches watercolor book. I went to “Jerry’s Artarama” today to look at their paper selection. I liked Handmade book, looked nice, but price is crazy.
Tiny Beeches in Snowy Ground – Watercolour
Nothing special about this but I was intrigued by the way these small trees have kept some of their leaves through the whole winter. The snow is fast going but these plants stand, in a frost covered hillock in the local woods, with most of their leaves attached. The trees are only about 2 feet high and I had some difficulty in getting some scale into this scene. In my first attempt, I drew a small mouse, peeking out from behind the tree. This didn’t work as it looked as if the trees were “normal height” with a giant rodent underneath. Suggestions welcome.
Snowy Birches – Watercolour
Just a small study of some of my favourite trees. In these parts, Birches are among the first to loose their foliage in the Autumn but the first to burst into life in early spring. Lying under this snow its almost possible to imagine them getting ready to go, rather like a sprinter on the starting blocks. If we don’t get another cold snap I reckon a change will be noticed in around eight weeks.
We got about a foot of snow here last night. Schools were closed today and will be tomorrow as well. This is rare for our part of the country so we are enjoying it while we can. 3 snow men and a snow dog were on the agenda today, a whole snow family. As well as a bit of sledding.
This guy drawn with Micron Pens
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean – Watercolour
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean
The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.
A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson