I have a couple of ink sketches to share. One is from Harlingen, The Netherlands. Caatje mentioned that she was going there and so the little yellow man thought it would be fun to take me there and I found a very cute town. This is a portion of a street. It had a waterway with boats along the quay, but that wasn't my focus, so I just tried to get the proportion of the buildings.
Then yesterday I was reading blogs and came upon Kath's blog, Hillside House, where she had a post of a quick visit to Kilmallock, Ireland, and she included some really great photos. I went there with the little yellow man and actually saw some of the same places that she had shared, but she had a photo of an interesting window with a bicycle outside it that I asked permission to try to sketch. I think it may be a bit timid and I should have used a firmer touch and maybe a thicker nib, but overall I rather like it.
I recently purchased some Faber-Castell Gel Sticks and wanted to try them out in my altered book art journal and this is what I have so far.
I'm a little disappointed to find that the flowers are not yet dry and the color comes off on my fingers if I touch them. I guess I will try to pat some gel medium over them to see if that "sets" them. Anyone familiar with these who can give me some guidance?
I have a feeling I am going to be less than productive today, but am hoping to find time and the inclination to do a bit of art some time (maybe after either fully waking up or after a nap) today. And I hope to see some of yours, too. I get such inspiration from what you are doing.