Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pen and Ink Drawing Gourds

These three gourds grew in our garden a year ago. I was looking for something fun to sketch so gave them a try. I used .01,.03, & .05 pens.

I used a lot of dots to capture the rough texture of the gourds, since they were fuzzy and flaky. I wanted to use various techniques but somehow the dots were so effective that I felt other approaches would take away from the finished project. It takes a long time to learn when to quit when drawing.

Pen And Ink Drawing of Gourds 

This project took about one and a half hour to do. I think I got bored with it. Maybe the only thing I would change would be to use a #3 grey Coptic marker to tone down the background.
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