QUOTE

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quick sketch

Last night I did a quick sketch of a photo I took in Goa. I was actually testing my new Aqua promarkers. They are nice to work with for small sketches but I think I need to use a much more smoother water colour paper as with this paper the colours were not blending that well. Here is the picture that I took.

This my sketch. Not an exact replica I am afriad but since it was a quick sketch I guess it is ok. Left out quite a few details but it was late at night and I was getting tired and sleepy.

Today I received my Alice book that I had ordered. I had one when I was a kid but my mum gave it away when I got married. I was quite gutted when I heard that she had given away all my books. Oh well that is life. I ordered a used copy and I am happy with it. It has coloured illustrations and most important of all the sketches are from John Tenniel's illustrations which I love.


13 comments:

Judi W. said...

Glad you got your book again! I have my original book from when I was a kid -the pages are all yellowed. I'm not sure if it has much in the way of illustrations though, now I'll have to go look!

The sketch came out great - you don't give yourself enough credit!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

its a great sketch, very rustic looking

its always nice to get a book that you liked when you were a kid, there is one about a lop eared rabbit i keep meaning to order that i had when i as younger.

Karen Mallory said...

Loove your sketch Shashi!! I love Alice in Wonderland!
hugs Karen

bois-fleurie said...

I think your sketch turned out well.It will be a great reminder of Goa

Heera said...

You are so good at it Shashi. I would love to go back to Goa for a visit one day.

MaryO said...

I love your sketch! And I think you're right about the paper. Somehow the texture of the paper distracts from the subject.
I understand completely about your Alice book! I did the very same thing a couple of years ago. I had a wonderful paperback Shirley Temple story and picture book when I was very young and it of course disappeared through the years. I ran across an old copy on eBay and snapped it up right away! I must have read through that book a hundred times when I was a child, and I still love it!

Papillon Bleu said...

Totally understand why you wanted to sketch this Shashi!
the result is really nice ( I suck with water colours.)

Hope you are well my dear Shashi.
xxx

Jules Woolford said...

Lovely sketch Shashi. I am glad you got your Alice, enjoy it won't you .x

BumbleVee said...

it's a great water colour Shashi.... who needs details....??

Duendes said...

Hello,
happy easter!!
hugs.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Shashi,
I am back! :)
Hope you had a lovely Easter!
Well, I love your watercolor. It turned out really nice.
I uploaded a few New things to my blog if you would like to see them and please leave a comment.
Hugs and I am so happy I am back to blogland.
PD: you still have the "word verification) :(

Linda said...

I think your picture is lovely Shashi ...its more than just a sketch.

Sandy said...

Very pretty. I always like to see your paintings.

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