22/08/2011

Summer Sunday Sketches in Steinbach



Summer Sunday sketches in Steinbach.
Ok, try to say that five times fast.

Yesterday I spent a lazy afternoon wandering around my home town with my sketchbook and a new Faber-Castell brush pen. The clock tower in my drawing is at the corner of Reimer and Main, the epicentre of town, where everything happens.

At least, where everything happens on a weekday. On a Sunday it is perfectly quiet, and the only thing bustling down the street is a lazy, hot prairie wind.

I haven't used brush pens much, and I've discovered that I really love the long undulating line. I wonder: how long does a brush pen last before it can't achieve those delicate thin lines, and only drags thick, scratchy strokes across the page? I guess I'll find out as I learn.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for your comment on my blog, Jane! I really appreciate the feedback.

    Love your style! Reminds me of Alison Bechdel.

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