Friday, March 21, 2014

Envelope art: Mini racing

The front: a mini racing through the countryside. The address goes on the roadside sign.

The back: Driving through the countryside. The sender's address goes in the side mirror.

A gratuitous photo of 90 Mile Beach in Northland, North Island, New Zealand (photo by Jonas)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sketch: Man at the markets

A sketch of a man at a market on wonderful Big Yellow Bee paper. 8B pencil. This is 8B graphite pencil is different brand from the previous sketch, and I prefer the previous Staedler 8B graphite pencil.

Below: Late afternoon sun in a cafe. 0.1mm Staedler fineliner.

A beach in Northland, North Island, New Zealand (photo by Jonas)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Big Yellow Bee paper sketch: 8B pencil

8B pencil on Big Yellow Bee, Co-Mo Draw 130gsm paper (which my amazing penfriend in Portland sent me). I love this paper.

Powell River in the mist, Tararua Forest Park, North Island, New Zealand

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sketching at the Botanic Gardens

I went to the Wellington Sketchers meetup at Wellington Botanic Gardens. I decided to sketch around the gardens rather than walk down through Thorndon.

There was a brass band concert on at the Soundshell, so I sat and sketched that. Lots of people were having a picnic lunch listening to brass bands from all around the North Island. This isn't normally my thing, but it was a beautiful, sunny day and I rather enjoyed it.

While I was waiting to meet up with my family wandering around the gardens, I saw that they had put a series of art installations around the gardens. This one was where they hung clothes in amongst the trees and flower beds.

A gratuitous photo of the Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand (photo by Jonas)

Pen and pencil sketches

I did these in the evenings while my kids had a bath. My husband sorted them out while I sketched the fisherman. He's a keeper, that one.

A fisherman. Based on a photo in the book ¨Coast¨.  0.1 Staedler black pen. A5 paper.

 Sketch from life: bloke watching tv... Conte Pierre Noire pencil. 10x14ishcm.

A beach in Northland, New Zealand (photo by Jonas)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Envelope Art: Things from my Garden

A few sketches on handmade envelopes to send to penpals overseas.



Apples on one of our trees in the backyard.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sketch of Founder's Gate in Thorndon

A sketch of Founder's Gate on Tinakori Road in Thorndon, Wellington. This is one of the entrances to the Botanic Gardens. I used to jog past here at lunch when I worked in Thorndon.