Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Recent Trip to Utah--VALLEY OF THE GODS

A really beautiful place, next to Monument Valley (think John Ford movies), and a few miles from Bluff.  Micron pen in Moleskin notebook:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Sketching at Olbrich Gardens

Sketching Sunday at Olbrich Botanical Gardens-  every element was right:
Sunshine, flowers in bloom, energetic sketchers and plenty of families outside enjoying the gardens...

Some of the day's sketches

And some of the sketchers!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Inktober 2016

I forgot that October is also Inktober month.  Here's the link:  mrjakeparker.com/inktober and if you do some Urban Sketching in ink please feel free to post it.  For any Madison Urban Sketcher who would like to post but is not yet a blog author (you have to be one to post) just email me your gmail email address and I can invite you. (You do need a gmail account to post on Blogger).   After seeing Don Colley's buttnekkiddoodles.com work on toned paper at the workshop last week I am looking forward to using a brush pen in the Strathmore Toned Journal.  Those come in grey and tan and it is amazing how many values you can get with grey and black brush pens and some sort of white ink, paint or pencil.   And colors really seem to pop against the grey paper.  Happy Sketching!!