Below is the final image for my rural scenery drawing of the fieldhouse and skatepark in Langdon, Alberta.
I am thrilled to have finished it in time for my first art show since high school (Art on the Boardwalk Show: Langdon Alberta) this weekend. Whether good or bad, I am looking forward to some feedback on the pieces I have selected for the show.
I used to work, almost exclusively, in ink. I really missed it and am looking forward to doing a few more urban/rural scenes in ink.
The paper was fantastic to work on. I have never used the Daler-Rowney drawing paper before. I usually stick to Strathmore and Canson brands. However, the ink worked so beautifully with this paper that I will be buying some more Daler-Rowney paper when I use this pad up. I am excited to experiment with coloured pencil on the paper as well.
I really like how this piece turned out. The rock is a little more phallic-looking than I would have liked. The rock IS shaped this way, however my line placements may have accentuated bits to make it seemingly more so.
While perusing some old artwork I came across these gems.
They were all completed in an inexpensive dollar-store mid-tone sketchbook which I can only imagine became disheveled and is long gone.
These pieces, which I must have liked at the time (and still do) were tucked away for safe keeping. They appear to be done in a combination of ink, coloured pencil and watercolour and were all completed en plein air at my parent’s farm in the Interlake region of Manitoba; except for the one with the elf-like creature having a smoke. I have no idea where the inspiration for that one came about.