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.
Above is a sketch of Frankie, played by the talented Lily Tomlin, from the TV show “Grace & Frankie.” The illustration is done in Laurentien coloured pencils (or pencil crayons, as some may say). Yes, the same coloured pencils that I used all through elementary school.
I found them a little difficult to blend and after a while the tooth of the paper would not accept any more pigment. While I do not think I will be completing any masterpiences with the Laurentien coloured pencils, I will be using them again. After all, I have a huge tub full; waste not, want not.