Looking Out My Window

After I finished with the snowblower this morning I looked out on a sunny, but cold day.  I allowed sloth to overtake me and I decided not to walk to the museum as I normally would.  Sketching statues is ok but I confess they don’t call to me as many other subjects might.

I looked out the window and saw this scene and decided to do a quick rendition of it.  A few light pencil lines in my Stillman & Birn Alpha (10×7) sketchbook to define rooflines, building edge and a couple lines to indicate where the main tree trunks were done before I turned to my Namiki Falcon with De Atramentis Document ink.  According to my wife it looks better than the real thing.  I hope she’s right.  One thing is certain.  This is a good example of how trying to do something quickly and drawing all the bricks is a bad combination (grin).

Stillman & Birn Alpha (10x7), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

Stillman & Birn Alpha (10×7), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

 

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  1. Carolyn says:

    You do such good work. Merry Christmas

    • Hi Carolyn,
      Glad you like my sketches. It’s good to hear from you. We haven’t talked in a long time…all my fault. I’m such a horrible correspondent. Hope you and Mike have a Merry Christmas.

      Cheers — Larry

  2. Tina says:

    I love this, Larry — you really captured the wintry scene!

    • Thanks Tina,
      It’s going to be a long winter as my museum situation isn’t as good as it was last year. Right now we’ve got snow going sideways (80km/h winds). Maybe I’ll write a blog post 🙂

      Cheers — Larry