Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Have you ever finished...?


Last page in my watercolor journal
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I have never finished a whole sketchbook before. I think that I actually finished this one because I made the book with good watercolor paper and I didn't put too many pages in it. Only 16.

It has been fun and I'm excited to make a new book and get started on it.

This yellow bike just looked so cool up against the painted brick wall. It was drawn in ink first then colored with Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils. The ink I used wasn't waterproof so I used it for some of the shading with the water brush(this wasn't planned it just happened!) I think it turned out pretty neat.

What do you think??

I hope you are having a great Week!
Cheers,
SB

13 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

This is nice, the cropping is very good and the richness of the color is striking. I just got the small box of AD pencils and I do like them.

Starr said...

Stephanie it's fabulous! I love it and the contrast of colors. I haven't visited your blog and had to catch up. I especially love the Harvesting entry. Love all of your work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anita Davies said...

Oooh I think it turned out neat too!
I have finished many sketchbooks but I also have many on the go at one time. Well done completing this book.

Monette Satterfield said...

The colors are wonderfully saturated and you've done a great job drawing something as complex as a bicycle. I second the note about the cropped composition too.

Sandy said...

It turned out Really Neat !! and congratulations on finishing a sketchbook and starting another!

Barbara Weeks said...

This is great! I don't think I ever totally completed a sketchbook so you have my admiration on that count too!

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, yes, that's really neat! The contrasting colors are wonderful and the cropping really works well - great drawing!

Ann said...

I really like this! Well done completing a sketchbook too!

Lynn said...

It's really great, Stephanie! The colors are fabulous and I really like the composition.

David said...

Very nice! I have yet to complete a sketchbook. I have about 8 of them with only 5 or 6 pages done in each. I guess that it is sort of like my book reading habit. I have stacks of books that I am reading at the same time. Somewhere I had read that people who buy a lot of books look at it as if they are buying the time to read them. Kind of makes sense. Keep it up you are doing some really nice art.

Margaret Ann said...

Thisis really neat....love the composition here! :) I am almost finished with one...have many many as WIP'...LOL :)

Gillian said...

This really speaks to me - I'd happily put it framed on my wall. Well done. x

Lisalou said...

This is delightful!
Lisa