Sunday, May 28, 2006

Town Dock, Port Washington

This is a composite of several sketches done with a brush pen, with color washes added in Photoshop. Town Dock is just a few blocks from our house, so we spend much time here sketching people, boats, water and eachother. Today was a particularly beautiful day...and a great day to fish.

9 comments:

Lin said...

FABULOUS!! Love how you brought all the great images together!!!

Penny said...

These sketches are great! Your lines are so firm -- I find I make 10 tentative lines instead of one committed one! You are an inspriation, as always! I have a brush pen, but it makes quite wide strokes. You must have a narrower one?

Nelly said...

I have a few different sizes. It takes practice, but line weight with a brush pen is determined more by the pressure you use as you stroke, than by the size of the tip...much like the tip of a watercolor brush. Thank you for your comments!

Tami said...

I love these, they do a wonderful job of capturing a feeling of the place when all mixed together!

Teri C said...

I love these sketches! You have absolutely captured the essence of the dock and what goes on there.

Sioux said...

What wonderful sketches. You have captured the people and the movement so very well. Love the color, as well.

Alison said...

Lovely - great use of the page

mw said...

Thank you for including the background info. Your sketching is so confident and bold. I LOVE IT!

Tricia said...

Your sketches have a timeless quality. I remember sailing into Port Washington as a kid on vacations and this was very evocative.Thanks. T