Monday, June 23, 2008

What's Ahead on Rose's Art Lines

Sketch of a rose from my garden while enjoying a summer's evening
Done in small hand.book journal


I've recently completed 325 posts on this blog! WOW. I have enjoyed it far more than I ever thought possible. Also, I have learned more than I thought possible! So, I definitely want to continue on. However, I am going to take a break from blogging for the next three weeks or so. I think a little break away will help me recharge the batteries.

I can't bear to leave the blog "empty" for that long, so I've set up a few posts to publish while I'm on break. The posts will be coming on Mondays and Thursdays for the next three weeks. I will let myself back into blogging in mid-July.

You'll have a week for each of the following topics:
  • Broadstroke Experiments
  • A look at my neighbor's lovely flowers
  • Some art history gems
  • Goals and Goals Reviews
Broadstroke Experiment

Above is a sketch I did while watching the children play outside the other night. I tried using the broadstroke technique I've been reading about. Thanks to Jeanette of Illustrated Life I changed out the lead in my new lead holder from a 2H to an HB. It still doesn't give me a full range, but it is better. I'll be on the lookout for softer leads.

Something about this technique really intrigues me. I'm not sure how I'm going to make it work for me, but I'm definitely into trying!

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

Nice values in that rose sketch. You're really getting into this technique.

Blogging becomes addictive in some ways, doesn't it? I'm glad you've managed to put together some more posts to get me over the Rose-withdrawal while you're gone!

Rose Welty said...

Yes, Jeanette, I am really intrigued by the technique, thanks.

Blogging is addictive...it is such a real part of my world...particularly thanks to sweeties like you.

Ann said...

Very nice sketch Rose!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Rose - I'm working my way backwards through your blog trying to find an explanation of what this broadstroke technique is and how it works - and I'm afraid I'm still lost! Can you point me in the direction of a post or a link which explains it.