I drew the sketch below this morning from a photograph I took many years ago on a holiday in Sussex. Dev and I were walking along the country lanes when we saw this yacht marooned in the middle of a field, well away from a river or the sea.
|A4 drawing with Pitt Artists Pen - Jez|
I've never been successful at drawing boats in the past, so this was quite a challenge for me. I decided to be brave and paint it as well, though the line drawings are really my favourites.
I was pleased with the result. The paper in the sketchbook is not good quality and of course it buckled - served me right for using that book. But I remembered a comment someone left on a previous post that ironing the back of thin paper when the painting is completely dry will flatten it. (I'm so sorry, I can't remember who, but thank you). I had to tear it out of the sketchbook, but it can be stuck back in. And the ironing tip worked.
The sketch was done for Lynn Cohens Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens
blog, where lots of interesting work is posted several times a day by very talented artists - the current theme being 'Away from Home', but I am so pleased with it that I wanted to share it here, and hope you like it.
Linking to Paint Party Friday
Very greatly done Jez! I love all kind of boats and I'm dreamin the old days when it was wonderful to wake up in boat cabin when the sun was raising on the sky.ReplyDelete
Wahoo you have really done one fine job on this Jez it is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I love both versions Jez.ReplyDelete
Looks wonderful, Jez. It's a very strong line drawing and looks fabulous! The painted version is lovely too :)ReplyDelete
Loving both versions Jez, Annette xReplyDelete
This is so nice. The pencil drawing looked already finished to me when I first saw it! Interesting the idea of ironing the back of the paper. Good to know! :)ReplyDelete
Wow Jez - you got all the proportions right, the lines straight where they should be, the curves. I bow down to your nautical skills!! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Beautiful painting. Like the colors. If you like it. Come look at my artblog. http://jannys-art.blogspot.nl/ReplyDelete
This is magical Jez!Love the details, my friend.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! And I love both the black and white and the colored piece!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, and always very hard to sketch. There is a boat moored in a garden in a back lane near here, has been there for years, I always wonder why when I pass it! ValerieReplyDelete
A beautiful watercolour sketch Jez, and how lovely to create it from a old photograph which brings back memories of past holidays. You have a great eye for detail, the wisps of grass are expertly done.ReplyDelete
This is such a good drawing, Jez, so delicate and shows the boat and rigging so well. I also like it painted but I see what you mean about the line drawing.ReplyDelete
I just love this Jez. Both versions. I also love the thought of stumbling upon it in a field far away from any water :)ReplyDelete
I also like both versions, can't really choose which one I like best. Love the details in this ...ReplyDelete
Very well done, Jez! I like both versions, too. I am always attracted to boats but afraid to draw or paint them. So many sticks and strings, LOL. A tip for flattening sketchbook pages without tearing them out - lightly dampen the back of the page with a soft brush and clean water, stick a piece of waxed paper there so the pages don't stick together, then close the book and stack some heavy books on top. It will flatten as it dries. Of course, you can't do it if you use both sides of the paper but if the paper is very thin you probably are working on only one side, anyway.ReplyDelete
Great job Jez. Very nice colors and nice memory.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful hez Both as a line drawing and as a watercolour and a do love the vibrancy of the colours.ReplyDelete
Lovely sketch and ditto painting. I find boats hard to draw/sketch too. Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic drawing and painting. I love both.ReplyDelete
Boats are so hard to draw...you've done a brilliant job ;D
I bet that boat has a story to tell too.
I always have the problem of buckling paper so your tip has made me a happy bunny.
Have a wonderful weekend Word here is that its supposed to be a sunny one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Great sketching and painting!ReplyDelete
Smiles, Saskia :)
So beautiful! I saw the sketch and thought that was wonderful. Then I scrolled down and saw those fantastic colors that made the sketch leap up with life. Wonderful.ReplyDelete
What an incredibly cool image - a yacht in a "sea" of grass. I've never been good at drawing boats, either, so good on you for first drawing it and then painting it. It looks fantastic both ways!ReplyDelete
Jez this is gorgeous...wow impressive work! It would make a terrific fathers day and man Birthday card!! I hope you frame this one!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful drawing and painting Jez.ReplyDelete
Both lovely renderings of the boat Jez. ,Love the colours in the painting, makes it come to life.ReplyDelete
We are going to look at boats tomorrow but I'll just take some pics : )
Annabelle : )
Wow! You are an expert at drawing. i love both the B & W version and the painted version.ReplyDelete
I like the coloured sketch it's beautiful, have a nice weekendReplyDelete
I think you have been very successful with this boat. I love both the line drawing and the painted version.ReplyDelete
its beautiful, both pieces, thats a great tip, never thought of that!!!!!ReplyDelete