Sunday, 27 April 2014

Thoughts on sketching

Putting a pencil or pen to paper is freedom. They help us create fantastic images. The only limit is our imagination.  However, sketching is different. When drawing a real object, there usually needs to be some rules. People try to make an accurate sketch of the object and its surroundings.  Others draw they object in their own interpretation. I don't believe one is ''better'' than the other. However, I believe they each required some creativity to make them look unique. When drawing, its important to  make things look interesting. I would also add the nation of telling a story through your sketches.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mummers in Seal Cove, Christmas 2013.

Mummering is an age-old tradition in Newfoundland that involves people dressing up in disguises and visiting homes. When people visit the homes, the homeowners are expected to guess their identity.  Until they can guess their identities, they often feed them fruitcake, rum, Purity syrup mixed with water and cookies.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Old barn near Sackville, NB

I took a picture of this barn while out for a bike ride near Sackville. It was a warm summer day and all I could hear was some loose metal flapping in the wind and a scatter cow mooing in the distance. 

A fishing shed or store in Seal Cove, White Bay.

This is an ink sketch of a fishing shed in Seal Cove.  I wanted to show how the shape of wooden can change with age.  I also wanted to show the contrast between light and dark in the sketch.  This was taken from a picture taken a couple of years ago.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

NFLD Bullet

This is an ink sketch of the NEWFIE BULLET. A train so-called because it was so slow. It was completed when I was 15. 

NB wood pile

Pile of wood near a friend's camp near Moncton. It was completed from an earlier sketch with an h and graphite pencil.

Birch Tree in NB

This is a sketch of a birch tree in the Miramichi area. It was completed using an h and hb pencil