Category Archives: Only Natural- nature sketches

Ducks at Bass Pro and R2 Surfing

For the last lesson in Jane Lafazio’s Watercolor on Location class we had to draw moving animals.  Our house is pet-less since we all have major allergies and it is till way too cold to go to the zoo, so I was stumped trying to figure out what to draw.  Luckily there is a nearby Bass Pro that has an indoors pool with fish and ducks.  I went at night and the lighting indoors was dimmer than I would have liked by the pool and I had trouble really seeing the details in the ducks’ plumage.  That was probably a blessing in disguise since it forced me to keep the sketch really simple.  The ducks were in constant motion so this was a really challenging assignment– but a lot of fun!! 2011Feb028

 

When we came back home I wanted to get in my ink drawing for the day and was at a loss for what to draw.  R2 was surfing the web and I really need work on drawing people, soooooo he was my victim/model for today.  The smear on his elbow is where my fountain pen ‘burped’ on the page.  Vintage pens are nice and have flexible nibs the newer pens can’t even begin to compare with, but they are unpredictable……..

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Fluffball and Tree

I don’t have a clue what this bird plushie is suppossed to be. He reminds me of a cartoon dodo, bright yellow with wispy fluffs for a tail, topknot and assorted other bits and kinda goofy looking.

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The kiddos wanted to play basketball before the next cold snap hit, so off we went to the park.  It was too chilly for me so I sat in the van and started sketching this tree.  They left a message for DH to meet them there after work so even though it got so dark I had to turn on the cab lights to finish up, they played on.  DH arrived and a friendly teen showed them how to turn on the giant lights over the court so they could keep on playing and exercising their dad.

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Caffeine Hairstick, Split Tree

This caffeine topped hairstick was custom made by NightBlooming on Etsy.  I loove her work! I can’t function without caffeine so when she did a few custom molecule topped hairsticks, naturally I requested one with a caffeine molecule topper. Just perfect for the tea guzzling, ex-chemist, mad scientist in me!!

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It was so nice out today we went to the park.  The kiddos and DH played basketball and I walked the trail and sketched.  The crazy kiddos were in shorts and t-shirts, while I was bundled in cargos, and a hoodie with the hood up over my 180 earmuffs, LOL!!

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