Saturday, June 24, 2006

Close-up


It struck me that most of what I´ve been drawing the last two weeks has been from a distance. I never seem to get close to things these days. So today´s outing with the Moleskine Watercolor didn´t include any watercolors at all, just a concentrated look at the grass right in front of me in a park near home. Quite interesting, really. And a challenge to draw.

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I've been thinking that I should draw some grass, as if it were gigantic, a forest - and you've given me such a lovely inspiration.

Hashi said...

I love this! As someone who is much more comfortable drawing the closeup instead of the distant, I really respond to it.

Debby said...

WOW! LOVE this! It would make a gorgeous greeting or note card!

Teri C said...

Really neat Nina! I love how it is tucked in the corner. Did you use ink?

melissa w said...

I really like your composition.

Shelly McC said...

Just gorgeous!!

glassgirl said...

Nice that you challenged yourself and chnaged gears a bit.
I love the composition!

Alison said...

Yes, lovely use of the page and delicate drawing

Arty Velarde said...

wow, that's really pretty.
No need for color here!

Anonymous said...

I've only today found your blog and love it at first sight particularly your words about materials and the watercolours. I'll come back

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Linda said...

This is really wonderful! I'm glad you left out the color, too -- something about the black and white just suits it perfectly.

Toni said...

Wonderful use of composition, light and dark.
Beautiful sketch

Tami said...

This is really NICE! What a perfect simple subject! I love it!

starrgirl's world said...

great sketch and something I will try as well. Thanks for the inspiration!