Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Update on virtual sketch...

I am back to doing my drawing. These are a couple of WIP pictures as well as a picture of how I am using my easel. Jim gave me a smooth board to put under my paper, although it might be a bit to heavy.
I have mixed feelings about my vase. I had a vision in my head and this wasn't it. I did want it lighter than the source picture. I'll have to see how I feel as I put in the background.
Thank you for all the encouraging comments on the last post. It was so wonderful checking out the Virtual Sketch Date drawings, I believe that 39 people joined in. If you haven't seen them yet, here is a list.

If you are interested in joining next month, check out the VSD site.


  1. Oooh, this is coming on so nicely! It seems such a slow process with pencils, but well worth it for detail and luminosity. I have the same easel and it is perfect for painting, but if I were to put the pressure on it for pencil work, it would slide down, even if I tighten the screws really hard, but that may just be me not being strong enough!

    I am looking forward to seeing your fnished piece.

  2. Hi Kari,
    Thank you!
    It fell after my husband put in the bigger board, I think it is too heavy. So I tightened everything up and it seems okay now.

  3. This is beautiful. I am glad I visited.

  4. This is beautiful, can't wait to see the finished piece.

    That easel seams perfect to work with.

  5. This is lovely, can't wait to see it finished. I bought myself a sketching easel with telescopic legs and a support for the board that I can tilt - it's great!

  6. Indiaartist, thank you!

    Kaly and Kay, I am enjoying the easel. Thank you for the encouragement! I am afraid as you will see in the next post my finish wasn't so great. I am chalking it up to experience.