Pen landscapes


Hello all,

I’m currently curled up knowing I really should sleep, but enjoying the fact that I don’t have any work or need to get up in the morning.

I don’t have very much to report artwise, but I do have a couple of landscape/nature scenes. They’re simple sketches, but I wanted to practise being a bit more adventurous with mark making.

I’d like to find a way to create smooth or misty surfaces with pen. I suppose smaller strokes would work a little better, but I’ve not been successful so far (at least not with simple little sketches).

I’d like to use my annual leave day tomorrow doing a little painting. I’ve also got some photos I’d love to share, once I sorted through them.

Hope you’re all having a lovely December!

Inktober 2017 – Day 28: Fall

inktober, pen, watercolour

For the first time in a couple of days I had a bit more time to spend on today’s sketch. “Fall” made me think of autumn, although I never use the word ‘fall’ to describe this time of year (too American). 

Last weekend I did a water colour painting of a photo I took last Autumn. I’ll do a post on it, but this is a sneak peak. 

I’m wondering about adding pen details but I’m not sure whether it’ll go. Any thoughts appreciated! Today’s sketch is a version of that painting, since I love the original photo but didn’t have it saved to my phone to use as a reference. (In the grand tradition of Julia’s Inktober sketches, today’s is being done on the train home.) I’ll show it in another post with the completed painting though.
Happy weekend everyone!