Sunday, 20 June 2010

Sunday Sketches


This is a sketch I did of an old water mill that we visited. I spent about 20 minutes on it and then copied it to watercolour it. To see more sketches please visit Sophia's Sunday Sketches.




This is the original building.


I think the watercolour spoils it and its not loose enough. Still working on getting watercolour right!!!




14 comments:

Lenora said...

We like this - we actually like your version better, more homey, ore character, more personality!You have maybe put a piece of yourself in your drawing; wonderful!

Sophia said...

Love your sketch. I'm looking forward to seeing it in colour! :)

Happy SS!

Marlene said...

Wonderful sketch, looking forward to seeing it painted.

Tammie said...

Lovely sketch.... I love all the brickwork. What do you mean by copied it? Some how you put it on different paper to keep the sketch intact?

Deanna said...

Great sketch! I have the sketch for my fist watercolor painting ready to go but keep chickening out when it comes to the actual painting. LOL.

WrightStuff said...

It looks familiar; I wonder if I've ever been there?!
You did a good job on those windows. I struggle keeping all those lines straight and in proportion but they are such an important part of a building like this. Love the free expression in your sketch.

sarah at secret housewife said...

Thanks for your comments everyone!

Tammie - by copying it I mean I re-drew the sketch in more detail at home and painted that one, referring to my original sketch and the photo of the mill.

I will post the watercolour later - I preferred the sketch to be honest!

Sarah
x

Fair Rosamund said...

Very beautiful sketch-I can't believe how fast you draw! You do a great job in picking out just the right details from the original building :) ~Lauren

Gail said...

Your sketch is delightful.

EVA said...

Very lovely! I like both versions - without and with the watercolours.

Not loose enough? It feels loose to me. Very nice!

Julia Christie said...

I like both versions, but am especially taken with the pencil version and how the absence of detail is used - there is a lot of white, but it works really well.

Smiles

Katerina Galati said...

Hello Sarah,

Your sketch is very good and i think the subject was quite difficult.
Keep practicing!

Nicola said...

I think is is a lovely sketch so delicate! I really like the water colour too! :0)

Heather said...

great details of original - I like it!