mardi 26 août 2008

Un camion et Août en croquis

I've spotted this old truck rusting in an empty lot for some times now - and I like it better than shiny, modern trucks... Actually where I live we don't have many shiny, modern trucks, but none as old as this one are running anymore.

The same before the color - I did it from two photos I took, I'm not brave enough to stay in a very passing place to draw, and besides, there's no shadow where this truck is... I don't want to melt.

This a little mix of sketches I did this month at the beach or watching the Olympic Games. I found it hard to copy my own sketches - the copies don't have the good movement and feel of the original, something's missing. Except my brother who looks more like himself here than in the first try, maybe because I went fast and simplified/exagerated his features? One of these days I need to try doing portraits...

My brother is the yellow one... It was a cool month full of friends and kids!

14 commentaires:

meinhild a dit…

J'aime bien la page du mois d'août. C'était courageux de recopier des croquis. Moi, je les laisse où ils sont ou fais un couper/coller dans mon cahier. Je suis paresseuse.

Sandy a dit…

such colorful, Fun pages, and your truck Rocks!

Monette Satterfield a dit…

I love looking at your journal pages -so interesting and full! What do you use to add the color?

I feel the same way about the first drawing/sketch always being the best. That's why I always just draw and seldom do preliminary sketches.

Margaret Ann a dit…

I love those trucks!!! Your sketches are always a visual feast for the eyes...Love them! :)

Lynn a dit…

Love your journal pages! The trucks are excellent.

Betty a dit…

Love these . . . especially that beautiful truck!!!!

Kunstrxns a dit…

Love the truck, it has character

Judybec a dit…

I love all the colors and subjects in your work!

Sara a dit…

"I'm not brave enough to stay in a very passing place to draw". Welcome to the club!! ;-)

David a dit…

The trucks are awesome! I especially like the way that you did the metal on the tire, nice choice of colors.

kazumiwannabe a dit…

Thank you very much for your comments, so reassuring and motivating! Monette, I just use my little box of watercolors and a cool brush I don't know the name of, it's large with a fine end and keeps water? And then I try to make the colors do what I want and sometimes it works... I keep getting surprised a lot...

no way a dit…

The truck is wonderful-nice detail on that, and I like the two views.

lyn a dit…

Nice truck! The surprise in watercolor is the fun part! Looks like your having fun. Colorful blog.

Kathleen a dit…

As always your colors amaze me I love the August page -- the girls on the beach and the olympics are great - and the truck is impressive - Love your style