Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sharpie pen and Tombow wash sketches

A few posts ago, I announced my "On-The-Go Ink and Wash Sketch" how- to booklet that I now have for sale on Blurb.com. I thought that my fellow bloggers might like to see a few more of my sketches utilizing just an office pencil, cheapo Sharpie ultra fine tip pen, a double ended Tombow art pen, and a Niji Waterbrush. I carry these humble art tools in a plastic baggie and along with an inexpensive watercolor sketch pad, I go out into the world and do my thing. The world is indeed my oyster!

22 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Those are fabulous...thanks for sharing.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love my little book and have already read it from cover to cover. Now I just need a Tombow pen and a Niji brush!

Niki Kamarodin said...

I like this kinda sketch.. Eventhou m not good in arts.. but i admire the art artists!! ;p

Niki Kamarodin said...

I like ur sketch.. ;p

Lydie said...

Great idea to share them ! Your sketches are a quality reference for future paintings. I love this work all in light and shadow.

Shirupa Gupta said...

oh ! I love these....simple....and great way to master values...

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Carol. I LOVE black and white sketching with washes.

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, I hope you got the idea how to orchestrate the two pens and brush. It sure is a fun way to sketch!

David Lobenberg said...

Glad you admire these sketches, Niki. Wish I was sketching in your part of the world and taking a few breaks in between sketching to eat some of your wonderful cuisine!

David Lobenberg said...

Lydie, Light and shadow rock!

David Lobenberg said...

Shirupa, Yes indeed, this technique gives one practice with manipulating values. Love your blue bird and rooster!

Barbara M. said...

The world certainly is your oyster David. I'm inspired by you. Always.
beautiful work.

Your fan in Toronto,

Barbara

Clive said...

beautiful ink work, particularly top. The book is a great idea. I wondered how you could do it in 20 odd pages, but it's very cleverly and nicely laid out. Of course, I went to fullscreen on the preview to try and read the text and, thanks Blurb, the book actually appears smaller! But I could appreciate the lovely drawing and washes. Congrats David, and great you've got some new teaching gigs on the go.

Myrna Wacknov said...

My book arrived today! I look forward to having it personally autographed. What a surprise to see a sketch of me teaching in the book. Since you didn't mention my name, I guess I can't share in all the royalty money that is flooding in.

Mike Porter said...

David, you are my role model! I'm overseas in Qatar on a consulting trip and I have all the tools with me to sketch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Pownall said...

These are lovely David.

David Lobenberg said...

Teaching gigs are part of my bread and butter, Clive. Thanks for checking out my humble publishing effort.

David Lobenberg said...

Yea, Myrna...so far I've made $25 in profit! I'm fit to be tied.

David Lobenberg said...

That's great, Mike!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank, Sue.

Pam Stevenson said...

Last year I returned to drawing after a gap of many years and this year I want to loosen up and be more expressive with my portraits. Having recently discovered your website I am so impressed with all your images and blogs and find your work truly inspiring. Thank you!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks you Pam. Glad you like my work and enjoy your drawing . . . what fun!!