Thursday, March 16, 2006

Back to the Waterfront

I really like the waterfront, no matter where it is. It could be in a small coastal village or a large thriving metropolis on a river – on a lake – on the ocean. Must be all those years I spent in the Navy. So, this small town of Colonial Beach on the Potomac River has several interesting marinas, including some boat repair facilities that I find fascinating. This drawing is of one of the towns fire boats. It is another of my detail riddled pen and ink drawings that I intend to add color to eventually. Hopefully the color will hide the ink smear.


I have begun experimenting with some fast sketching based upon some of David Rankin's exercises from his book "Fast Sketching Techniques." I will be posting those as I get them scanned and time to get on the web.

7 comments:

Penny said...

Very nice boat! I do look forward to seeing the info you post from your drawing class at the Smithsonian! Thanks!

Donn said...

Very good. I like it. You seem to have grasped the shadowing just right. Was wondering about fast drawing techniques book, whether to get it or not.
BTW, keep a look out for Kate Johnson's on-line drawing and sketching classes. I just finished one and she's great. Her next one won't be for a while as she's starting a w/c Mar 27.
Donn

Desiree said...

I love it, can you share some of the techniques? Welcome back, we have missed you

Teri C said...

Wonderful job Zeke! I love your ink work,all the details are so great,

Deb said...

Very nice drawing. BTW -- we're almost neighbors. I'm in Loudoun Co. too.

Penny said...

reat looking boat, love your shading. How long did it take? Penny in South Australia

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Hi Zeke
Loved your waterfrnt sketch. I had the opportunity to take a fast-sketching class from David Rankin last year (he lives nearby me in suburban Cleveland, Ohio) and it was very useful. He's a good teacher and a wonderful watercolorist.