Sunday, January 9, 2011

My first edm challenge-Paint a tree or trees.

 

Tree sketch

Edm challenge no 15

Thought I,d show something other than birds on this post, but you cant have trees without birds so I tried to suggest some flying among the tress but it wasn,t very successful.

This is the view from my office/junk room, I have feeders in the trees and when I am working at my computer I love to keep an eye on the birds on and around the feeders.

I sketched this yesterday using a present I got from my kids at Christmas, Promarker pens and a Pilot drawing pen. I really enjoyed using them they are very direct, although  I could do with some other colours.The biggest problem with the markers is that they seep through the paper so you need a card or something underneath ,or you cant use the next pages. Think I will try them on mountboard.

I did this same sketch in 2009 using pen and watercolour, its interesting to compare them.

Tree 2

I have had so many comments on my postings in the last few days and still am not sure where to post back so I will just say a big thank you to all of you who have taken an interest and you can be sure I am taking an interest in your work. I have never been on such an interactive site before.

10 comments:

  1. This is lovely view you have from your window. It would be very tempting to look out the window all day and not work. I like the comparison of the two drawings. This one has so much colour and life

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  2. Trees are my favourite! I like the comparison idea, I didn't realise you could get such a good effect from markers. Both are really good.

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  3. That must be a wonderful place to work at, with this kind of view! Love the marker sketch and the watercolor version is great, too.
    As for the marker problem: Are they similar to "copic markers"? My sister has some and I know the problem you're describing. Working on stronger paper might help, but there's also a dedicated "marker paper" (I think ie. copic and canson have some). It's quite thin (like normal printing paper) but the markers don't go through. Depends on what you prefer I guess.

    Anyway, keep having fun with your new "toys"! I'm looking forward to seeing the next results! :)

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  4. Phil, Thanks for posting both sketches of the same scene with different media. Very interesting. I love the addition of the flying birds in your more recent sketch -- it gives the whole scene a sense of motion.

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  5. Revisiting a sketch with a different medium. Wasn't that a previous edm challenge? Wonderfully done.

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  6. Both of these are excellent. I find markers difficult,especially with a limited palette, so you deserve extra kudos there!

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  7. i'm partial to the
    watercolor sketch - so soft and inviting.

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  8. Wonderful work! I, too, am partial to the watercolor sketch.

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  9. Striking painting, I love it. Her expression is so well captured.
    This is beautiful. Really enjoyed catching up with your blog. What a great painting. There were so many amazing views - I could have painted many more too
    it's very nice blog, keep wondorfull and sharing your blog.
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