Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Everyday Matters Challenge #81 - Streetlight


Finally getting around to an actual challenge drawing! Here's a streetlight on the Erie Canal bikepath in Pittsford, NY. I had ice cream with Nicole there last Thursday and took some pictures of the canal. This sketch was done a few days later from the photos using Pitt brush pens and a touch of color pencil for the purple. (First time I've tried the new grayscale brush pens, I'm pretty excited about them) I may add some background detail of the canal but maybe not.

Nicole always asks me, “Can you smell the purple?” when we walk past these flowers.

16 comments:

Karen said...

Nice job, Tim. I don't think it needs more detail. The strong graphic stands on its own.

Lin said...

FABULOUS, Tim!! LOVE the details! And yes, I think they're perfect as they are!

Teri C said...

It is indeed wonderful!! You did a great job on this and I love that you added that personal note from Nicole. It is a title!

sarahsartblog said...

Nice work, Tim! Sounds (and looks) like a lovely place to meander!

sarahsartblog said...

Nice work, Tim! Lovely drawing and sounds like a lovely place to hang out!

SCquiltaddict said...

Great job...what a street light...

Shelly McC said...

Wow! Stunning sketch! Great work!

faeorain said...

Gorgeous! The colors work wonderfully with the choice of paper. Great job on the detail and shading as well. Very nice!

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Jana Bouc said...

Lovely drawing. Is this on special paper of some sort--it doesn't look like ordinary sketchbook paper.

Alison said...

yes, ican smell the purple - smells like grape juice :) great sketch

Penny said...

Wonderful drawing, love the detail. Also like the look of the Africa Sketchbook, thanks for the link.

Linda said...

Beautifully done!

Mommy Bee said...

Ahh...the smell of purple...I love your sketchbook, I saw the pictures on your flickr site. The texture and color is just so elegantly rugged(if there is such a thing ;-). I also love that an words in your sketches are pieces of art themselves...Very beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Oh Tim - - What a fine artist you are. And to answer your question, I most certainly can smell the purple and it is lovely.

Nancy said...

Nepalese paper is so attractive, but it's really a pain to draw on. You've clearly found the best solution. I bought a little book of this paper last year - I started off trying to use watercolours, and they sank right down to the other side of the paper and disappeared AND the ink bled through too. Seeing what you've done, maybe I'll go back and try again.