Tuesday, July 7, 2009


A few more quick sketches from the deck this time - I finally got off the sofa and moved...but only to sit down on the deck and watch the birds at the feeders and look at the plants around. I have one teeeny tiny tomato on my container plant and one in my Topsy Turvey planter (yep, that thing really works!).

I sketched this with just graphite. Then went back in with ink and worked it so it had stronger lines. I need to get a thinner ink pen for this. (It's a calla lily Jerry bought for photography purposes - I only get flowers if he can use them for photography! ha ha).

Then did a little one this morning of the birds at the feeder and on the table under the feeders. A papa cardinal and his baby...he was so protective of her and fed her at times. It's always a pleasure when the smaller birds get to feast a while without being interrupted and frightened by the many grackles who sometimes take over the place.

It's pretty pale because it's just graphite.


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Isn't it fast to add ink after the sketch? you're doing a lot of these, it's going to get easier soon!

RH Carpenter said...

Yes, the ink flows on - wish I could draw in the ink and leave the pencil behind but haven't gotten good enough yet :)

Deb Léger said...

Me too, Rhonda, wish I could draw in ink without the pencil.

You're doing great, keep going!

I've been working on a few to post, too. Will post at pals later after a few errands.


Deb Léger said...

ps - I like the comment about Jerry and flowers. Sounds like me and really good looking fresh fruit or veggies at the store. Sometimes I can't resist buying them just so I can photograph them! I can understand where Jerry is coming from! LOL!

RH Carpenter said...

We have a running joke in our house, Deb, whenever he brings a bunch of flowers home...he smiles and presents them to me and I say, "Planning a new photograph?"