Pen and Ink Pine Comb Sketch

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This is another drawing from my morning sketch practice.  This time I chose to create a sketch of a pine comb using a photo reference.

Pine comb sketch

I am certainly enjoying my new found dedication to sketching.  It is amazing how much calmer and focused my mornings are now that I have began sketching again.

Once I am awake, showered, and dressed I take a seat at my drawing table with a fresh cup of coffee next to me.  I open Pandora and select my favorite classical station, then turn the volume down so it is just loud enough to provide some low background music.  I then pick up my pen and sketch for 30-40 mins.  The act of “no pressure” casual sketching relaxes me and calms my mood.  This seems to set the tone for the remainder of the morning and gets me off to a good start.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike L.

PS, I managed to squeeze in a bit of photography during an ice storm this past weekend.  I hope to publish those photos in a day or two.

Pen and Ink Pine Cone Study

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To me, one of the main indicators that Autumn has arrived is pine cones.  I pick up a few arm fulls each year to use a fire starters for the cold evenings when we decide to warm our home with a fire.  Autumn is, by far, my favorite season of the year.  I always look forward to the crisp and cool air, the brilliant colors of the leaves, and it is also my favorite time of year to stretch my legs on a good hike in the mountains.

I wanted to produce another pen and ink sketch today.  So I decided to sketch a pine cone.

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