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People in Amboise and one window

Tuesday Casey and I had our weekly art afternoon, this time at her place and since it was such a beautiful day, we decided to go out into Amboise and sketch some people. It was sunny and bright, we enjoyed a coffee, moved to new spots every so often, searched for a new pen she wants to try out, got sunkissed and lastly, looked for a birthday gift for a mutual friend, which we couldn’t find…some people are just hard to buy a gift for. I hope I’m not one, I adore gifts! Once again a great day, although the sketching truggled a bit. Here are my results. See Casey’s as well at http://fr.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-Agz0ThsyaL8P0qvejInpNJXD9QY-?cq=1

boy.jpg

eating.jpg

fishing.jpg

man2.jpg

window.jpg

17 comments:

Dave said…
Nicely observed sketches! What materials did you use?
March 29, 2007 8:24 PM  
artín said…
beautiful sketches. same question than dave…
March 29, 2007 8:33 PM  
phthaloblu said…
These are so beautiful and full of life. Wonderful job!
March 29, 2007 8:40 PM  
Africantapestry said…
Hi, thanks for the nice words..I used black pen, no 01. I always use a thin point when I sketch these type of sketches, since I don’t make single lins, but I keep my pen going all the time. If I use a thicker pen, it is just a black blob after a while. Then I gave the sketches a monochrome wash later.
March 29, 2007 9:08 PM  
caseytoussaint said…
T6hese are really wonderful. I love the wash – it adds a lot!
March 29, 2007 9:13 PM  
Teri C said…
Wonderful sketches. so full of well-observed life. You two sure had fun together.
March 30, 2007 1:43 AM  
Kay Cox said…
You had a very productive day. These are such nice sketches. What fun you two must have had.
March 30, 2007 3:55 AM  
Deborah said…
These are great. Wonderful gestures and I really like the washes you colored them with.
March 30, 2007 7:04 AM  
Karen said…
Nice job with these, Ronell. The monochrome wash really works great.
March 30, 2007 4:05 PM  
Jana Bouc said…
I really like this style with the monochrome washes. They’re quite lively and expressive.
March 30, 2007 8:46 PM  
Emma Pod said…
Very nice sketches and washes. They guy with the glasses looks a bit like Clint Eastwood! Dontcha think??
March 30, 2007 8:54 PM  
Carole said…
I also like these, especially the chap with the dark glasses. I was going to ask how you did the wash on site, but you’ve answered my question if you added them afterwards. They do work well.
March 30, 2007 9:57 PM  
Felicity said…
It’s wonderful when EDMers meet up! I’m going to Google Amboise and see where you are. Lovely sketches, I love that monchrome wash effect!
March 31, 2007 10:17 AM  
MrsSnowy said…
Terrific sketches – and so many of them for one outing. Just lovely. Have you tried using a waterpen for washes on location. If you sketch with a non-waterproof pen you can just drag the water over the lines to create the wash.
April 1, 2007 11:11 AM  
Fanta said…
Wonderful, Ronell.
April 1, 2007 10:40 PM  
Fanta said…
There’s a broken link in Casey’s address. Try copying this into your address bar: http://tinyurl.com/2re5jy It should take you there.
April 1, 2007 10:49 PM  
Africantapestry said…
Thank you for the lovely comments, everybody…
Fanta…I fixed the link to Casey, I think it works OK now, thanks..
Ronell

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