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    My family and I had the opportunity to celebrate New Years Eve and Day with relatives in California, and as part of the sightseeing that we did while there, we saw this incredible water mill that seems to jump straight out of a postcard, in a winery called Mill Creek Winery in Healdsburg, CA. We are not wine buffs, but some of you who are, and didn't know about this place, could be one to put in your list to visit.

    So of course I had to photograph it with the intention to sketch it later, and just for fun, here's the photo:


    NOTE: That day it was raining hard. But when you get only one chance to take the picture, you have to take it. Make lemonade out of a sour wine (or something to that effect).

    And here's my sketch:



    I use my 1930s Monogram pen to sketch it with Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo, but that's beside the point of this post.

    Anyone want to use the photograph to do a sketch in your own style? It'd be fun to see.
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    This is a cool idea Will, thank you!

    Here comes my contribution. Please excuse the architectural liberties I have taken...


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    @usk15, I like that you seem to just casually wave your pencil and sketch that. Love it.

    @christof, now you are just having too much fun with the architecture, LOL! I really like how you render the big wooden wall above the patio.

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    A bit of a mess.
    Sketched with fountain pens/ brush pens and water colour.

    20240110_131329.jpg

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    I'm testing a broken pen. While sketching, I looked at the photo, but not the sketch Penwash did. Paper was a Dollar Tree pad called Array, which is about the size of a post card, lol.



    Wonder if the ink is pale because it's pale, or because the nib is loose and came off twice so far.

    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    I knew dear Christof would just 'nail' it! - As usual! Maybe I'll try one tomorrow (it's midnight now).

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    @Yazeh, it is consistent with your style! I was expecting 3 different fountain pen inks, haha. My favorite part is the cat peeking out of the window

    @SK, that's the idea, my sketch is not part of the reference, just the photo. And I like your 60 seconds version.

    @joolstacho, I think it's not just Christof who "nailed" it. Everyone who contributed has taken a photograph, which, apart from the composition, is an objective representation of the subject, and infuse their own vision (how they see things) into a creation (a subjective interpretation of the subject).

    So in a sense, everybody nails it.

    Looking forward to see yours
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    Default Re: Sketch this

    I rarely attempt landscapes, but here's mine.

    sketch.jpg

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    @catbert I can still see your style in any type of sketch.
    I was half expecting wolfie chillin' inside,
    or piggy jumping off the window into the pond
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    Take two, Karas Decograph M, BB ink mix (Pelikan blue, Parker black and Diamine Sargaso blue)


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    @usk15 Nice, I see that you decided to incorporate some of the trees on the right side of the mill.

    I am actually pleasantly surprised that this thread became more than just ... y'know, rolling tumbleweeds
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    I am actually pleasantly surprised that this thread became more than just ... y'know, rolling tumbleweeds
    Maybe it should be repeated.....😉

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    Another go.

    sketch2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Another go.

    sketch2.jpg
    To my eye, this doesn't look that much like your work. It's great, like all your work, but different....

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    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
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    This is my daughter's input, not a sketch, but a drawing with coloring pencils and ink highlights:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    ...

    To my eye, this doesn't look that much like your work. It's great, like all your work, but different....
    I'd like to say I was going for different but in fact that one predates the one I posted first. I held it back in favour of something that seemed more 'me'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    This is my daughter's input, not a sketch, but a drawing with coloring pencils and ink highlights:
    Awesome!!!
    Please tell her that her drawing is better than a lot of my sketches, plus it is closer to what the photograph depicts. I mean look at how she rendered the shrubs. Love it.
    Last edited by penwash; January 25th, 2024 at 11:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    This is my daughter's input, not a sketch, but a drawing with coloring pencils and ink highlights:
    Awesome!!!
    Please tell her that her drawing is better than a lot of my sketches, plus it is closer to what the photograph depicts. I mean look at how she rendered the shrubs. Love it.
    Definitely! She is getting better than me, and I am so proud of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    This is my daughter's input, not a sketch, but a drawing with coloring pencils and ink highlights:
    Awesome!!!
    Please tell her that her drawing is better than a lot of my sketches, plus it is closer to what the photograph depicts. I mean look at how she rendered the shrubs. Love it.
    Definitely! She is getting better than me, and I am so proud of that!
    How old is she? It's really good!

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    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
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    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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