Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketchbook

I've been sketching the past week in my journal..
and after which do a color wash with water colors over the sketch..
I finally bought myself a fountain pen (cheap one to start off with)
and a bottle of permanent ink..

Tea house in Lijiang, Yunnan, China
ink sketch and watercolor

Sketching brought a whole lot of a different experience altogether
especially when there is a preference for ink sketching...

Lotus flowers
ink sketch and watercolor

and I had to pluck up courage to sketch in a public place....


a day out at the library...

ink sketches


I'm taking in the lessons learnt through this process..
a way of seeing...
and lots of patience and committing oneself to the whole process..

Thanks for coming by..... :))

“Your task is not to seek for love, 
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
― Rumi


Happy PPF!!

~steph~

34 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How beautiful. I adore the first sketch and coloring at the tea house in China. I am also impressed with the sketches at your library. It must be intimidating to do that while people come and go. I bet these will be awesome once you color them in. I LOVE your art.

Carol said...

Very nice sketches!!!

Kari Desi said...

Love your sketches. The one of the teahouse is especially beautiful!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

These are amazing Steph. You are really blossoming here. xox Corrine

*jean* said...

how wonderful! thank you for sharing! i haven't the courage to "go out" in public and sketch...perhaps i'll try it! i love the lotus page!

~*~Patty S said...

oh you were meant to sketch dear Steph...how wonderful and doing it in public too ;)

I really can't say how much I am enjoying your unfolding...just brilliant!
oxo

Dianne said...

Bravo to you for your terrific sketches! the sketching in public usually makes me hesitate...you've done great. Also love your watercolors!

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful sketches Steph, a good way to be in the moment eh? love the rumi quote... xo

Lesley said...

It's hard to find the 'comments' button on your blog!!! I think you would have a ton more comments, if it was more visible!!

With that said, I love your work. It's expressive! It seems to really come from somewhere deep inside and it shows. Never been to Singapore. Hopefully some day...

hastingshall2 said...

Steph, your ink and watercolor paintings are lovely. And bravo for you, doing public sketching. Your sketches are nice, too.

carlarey said...

Great sketches! They are all great, but I admire you for sketching in the library, working like that in public can be very intimidating.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful sketches ~hanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Christine said...

beautiful sketches~

Netty said...

Loving your colour sketches, so beautiful and your sketches on the move are great as well. Happy PPF, x

Ayala Art said...

Lovely! That lotus is awesome!

Megan said...

I love the tea house & lotus flower sketches! Never sketched in public... I'll have to try it sometime :) Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Magnificent!
Love the tea house sketch/painting!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

alteredbits said...

your sketches are amazing and i love them! i still don't sketch in public and admire your bravery. :)

xx
alicia

Rosie Kaplan said...

Very cool

Geckostone said...

Wow your sketches and paintings are gorgeous! I love how you sketched in public! How interesting! I'm tempted, but mine would come out really funny I bet! You did fantastic! Deb

WrightStuff said...

I love the fluid nature of your sketches. Beautiful. Funny to see the guy snoozing in the library... that's what they are for right?

creatingme said...

These are GREAT sketches!!!

Gloria said...

What great sketches. Wonderful!! Happy PPF!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Your sketches are fantastic. I admire your guts to get out there in public and draw! You are brave, and they turned out great! Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

LOVE the colors and feel of THE TEA HOUSE best this week. Thank you for sharing and Happy PPF!

Melisa said...

wonderful sketches! Good for you for braving public sketching, too!

Diana Evans said...

your sketchbook is home to some amazing art!!!! thank you for sharing these!!!

Hybrid J said...

Your ink work is good. I haven't yet had the courage to sketch in public so here is a salute to you. Well Done! ;)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wonderful sketches and great job taking that step to sketch in public. Hope you do it again! :)

iHanna said...

Lovely sketches, love the lotus flowers of and of course, Rumi quotes. Yum!

take care Steph!

Kristin Dudish said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the combination of your ink sketches with watercolor washes... they are beautiful!

xo
Kristin

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love your art!

Lesley said...

Wonderful sketches. I love all the detail.

Amanda Mills said...

these are wonderful!