A quick scketch of a small fountain from my backyard.
Below is a very recent pen and ink drawing. As always this is from my sketchbook.
More photos from my drive along a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Over the weekend me and a fellow photographer visited the Blue Ridge Parkway with camera’s in hand to capture anything of interest. Our first stop was Doughton Park. While there … Continue reading Nature Photography – Wild Flowers
This is from my current sketchbook. It is a pen and ink sketch that I created for the May pen and ink challenge at wetcanvas.com I generally try to participate in these challenges each month.
Each month a group of photos from the wetcanvas reference library are selected to be used as photo references for the challenge. Participant’s can select any or all of the photos that they would like to sketch. There isn’t any hint of competition the challenge is simply a way to motivate and encourage those who would like to participate. It is open to anyone from absolute beginners to seasoned artist.
A few nights ago I met up with a fellow photographer and good friend to do a bit of urban exploration in our small downtown environment.
Custom “Hot Rod” shop has an illuminating street presence.
I created this drawing for the April pen and ink challenge hosted at wetcanvas.com. They are a wonderful group of like minded people. If you have an interest in any type of art you should check them out.
A photo of a deserted downtown alley
A shot of Main Street at dusk
Last June we vacationed at Carolina Beach, NC. I headed out early one more to capture images of the Boardwalk before it became crowded with tourists. As I look at these images I notice a lot of things I would have done differently if I was to shoot this location again. I think I would like to go back and shoot this at night with the crowds, lighting, and motion. At night this location comes alive with many activities. I think it would make for much more interesting photos. Perhaps I’ll get an opportunity to do this before summer is over.
I shot the photos below with my phone during our vacation last June. The location was Sandbridge Beach, VA. The forecast for the day was to start off cloudy and become sunny by afternoon. The sun never arrived. A dense fog developed over the water and presented a unique lighting and atmospheric condition.
A quick pen & ink sketch with some added color using Koi watercolor markers. This was done using a photo reference.
This is a pen & ink sketch that I did as part of the wetcanvas.com monthly pen & ink challenge. This is done from a photo reference.
This is a pen & ink sketch of a small vintage electric heater that I use to heat my home study / studio area.