Mar 28, 2015

March 2015: Canyon Trip - Antelope Canyon

There are two parts of the Antelope canyon - upper and lower - and I drew both and will make two separate posts about them. But my posts are not about upper and lower parts - my posts are about vertical sketches and square ones.

Antelope Canyon is another place where I can sketch forever and ever. Very challenging sketching though - narrow passages, lots of people in constant motion - one group comes after another, everyone wants to take pictures and run ahead, treacherous light, unbelievably complex juxtaposition of curves, shadows and colors, it's cold and hot at the same time, sand everywhere and kid is so stunned with all this he gets lost every other turn or tries to climb the wall to show you iron deposit or bird nest or tumble weed and then jump onto you to show how spooky the place is.

In short: liquid watercolors in waterbrushes was the only way to capture at least something! But oh what a beautiful subject!

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Mar 27, 2015

March 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce

Bryce Canyon met us with beautiful snow! Pretty cold and extremely bright drawing time! March 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce #Bryce #Canyon March 2015: Canyon Trip - BryceMarch 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce March 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce March 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce March 2015: Canyon Trip - Bryce #Bryce #Canyon #Snow March 2015: Canyon Trip - Treasures

Mar 25, 2015

Canyon Trip: Zion National Park

On this trip I picked a small number of art materials to put in my waist bag every day and had them as well as square handbook journal ready all the time. Zion National park was amazing and I with I could return there to draw - but I am going to say the same thing about all the canyons on this trip!

In preparation for the trip I added some colorful papers to my sketchbook using technique I saw in Kate's post (dreaded facebook times - I cannot find it now! but will continue looking :) (Update - here is the post: http://artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/2013/06/tip-o-page-to-you.html)

I used white china marker, felt tipped brush pen, some multi-color pencils, watercolors and ink.

March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion
March 2015: Canyon Trip - Zion

Mar 19, 2015

Back From The Canyon Trip

I am back from a wonderful trip and have some sketches to sort, clean and share!
Back From The Canyon Trip

Sketchbook #108: Treasures