Monday, October 12, 2015

Sketching and weaving... an update!

As 'INKtober' came 'round just as I was determining to sketch more again, I decided to participate by sketching, using my fountain pens (which I generally use anyway) and Inktense colored pencils, at least five times each week throughout the month. So far, I've kept up with my determination! Here are a few of the sketches I did last week.

This, from watching an adult and two young hawks fly overhead.

And this from a stock photo online. I just decided I wanted to do a person, but not anyone I personally knew. It was fun, with no pressure to please anyone but myself. I used ink only, making a few shadows while the ink was still wet, with water.

This one I did this morning. I decided to do it as I usually sketch, with color first, then adding the ink.  I'm not thrilled with it, but then, I rarely am thrilled with the landscapes I do. It did capture the bleak emptiness of the area, I guess. My husband, who was there to hike with the dog, wondered if I would find anything at all to sketch there!

And finally, this tapestry was cut from the loom on Friday! It is still 'resting' on the dining room table. This week I will sew slits and block it, then will take photos and re-tie the warp onto the loom for the final Calendar Series tapestry, "December!"


Fran said...

I like the chicken best of all the sketches; it was very good!

Anonymous said...

the 15th day of the 10th month from the East Coast in NJ.......Be still, my weaving heart.....I truly love the clarity of this tapestry of your grand-daughter in the striped bathing the skin shadows, the lighthouse, the blues of the sky and water.....I'm trying some portraits and I constantly refer to yours....I struggle on alone and took Rebecca Mezoff's class online last year....she has been a wonderful and sharing and she and Sara Swett have no clue how you influence weavers all over this country...just to be able to look at your weaving online is helpful....and I still love your weaving of your former dog....from Janet K

K Spoering said...

Thanks, Janet and Fran! I love hearing input!