We spread out on my work table and got to work. We were all supposed to bring something related to opposites to sketch and I brought Apples and Oranges which you can see in the middle of the table.
Kathleen did this sketch using water soluble crayons:
Sue F decided to do a sketch using opposite line styles - straight and curved and then added some color with colored pencils:
I used the same concept of opposing line styles on page in my sketchbook that had already had color on it:
Sue P found something in one of my sketchbooks to inspire a page in her own which I thought was pretty cool:
I didn't get a photo of Kathy's apples and oranges sketch but I did get one of her working in charcoal sketching one of the coffee mugs on the table:
Attending a sketch-in is a lot of fun and a great way to get motivated to work in your sketchbook. I had so much fun at this one I talked to fellow sketchbook challenge artist Jane Davies about it and we decided that we should do one together and invite you all to join us, so...
Join sketchbook challenge artists Sue Bleiweiss and Jane Davies at a sketch-in! What's a sketch-in? It's a place you can go where everybody is sketching to the current sketchbook challenge theme. Ink About It in Westford Ma is hosting a sketch-in on Sunday April 17, 2011 from 10:00 - 4:00. We'll kick off the sketch-in with some fun and easy drawing exercises to get everyone loosened up and then get to sketching, drawing and collaging in our sketchbooks to the April theme. Bring your pencils, pens, watercolors, crayons, scissors, glue and sketchbooks and be prepared to have a lot of fun! We’ll also be doing a simple book making exercise and introducing you to some of our favorite sketching, drawing and painting techniques. We'll have lots of different mark making tools for you to play and experiment with so don't worry if all you have to bring with you is a pad of paper and a pencil. No previous sketching, drawing, bookmaking or collaging experience necessary to take this workshop. All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to have some fun! workshop fee is $60 and space is limited so to reserve your seat call Ink About It at 978-392-0321 to register.