One of my drawing weakness is sketching buildings. So I had been practicing in my Moleskine sketchbook (8 1/2 x 5 inches).
I started out using a Faber Castell artist pen in sepia. Most of my previous sketches had been in black ink but wanted a warmer and toned down color. Somewhat an antiquated look.
Old Buildings Sketches by Marlene Lee. Photo references from Pinterest.
Front Door with Potted Plants by Marlene Lee. Photo references from David Gardiner Garcia, Flickr.
“The Pink Building in Poznan Poland” by Marlene Lee. Photo references from Pinterest.
Then I discovered the TWSBI Fountain Pen while watching a youtube video by watercolorist and sketcher Peter Sheeler. For ink, Noodlers’ Lexington Grey. With the ink grey tone, the sketches seemed like they were done in pencil. Such a nice soft quality.
“The Old Homestead” sketch by Marlene Lee. Photo reference from Dozer Guy, Flickr
“Old House” sketch by Marlene Lee. Photo reference by Brad, Flickr
I’m up to building sketch #11.
Fantastic video of Glenn Vilppu explaining how to capture the gesture in a quick sketch. He uses a fountain pen to show movement and expression of the figure.
My attempts below:
Some quick sketches I found that Ive done a few months ago.
Amazing what a few minutes of watching a great teacher would do.