Sunday Sketches – Seascape



Sunday Sketches

There is no official Sunday Sketches this week, but I’ve done one anyway, so I’m going to post it. Drop by at Blue Chair Diary for some great Sunday Sketches in the future.

Silver SandsSilver Sands, graphite pencil and charcoal on illustration board, approx. 25 x 20 mm

Silver Sands is a beach at the far south of metropolitan Adelaide. This was drawn from a photo I took in winter 2008. I haven’t drawn a landscape since I was in high school, so this was way out of my norm. Hubby suggested I do it. Next time I’ll use a finer tooth illustration board.

(never used graphite or charcoal for this kind of work before)


16 responses to “Sunday Sketches – Seascape”

  1. Oh this is just beautiful! I love the whole concept, with the storm cloud…and the dark tones…nice job. I also like the softness of the gently rolling waves. you really did an amazing job here. have a great sunday, heather

  2. I think the board gave it an very effective texture. Beautiful job! You really captured a stormy day so well!

  3. The clouds are very impressive. The last landscape I did I removed the clouds..because I am a chicken. ;o)

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I found the clouds quite easy, but the sea was annoyingly difficult and I’m still not happy with it ::glares at it::

      Thanks for commenting. I vistied your blog and all I can say is WOW! You have some fantastic works on there. And you are wonderfully productive. I need to oggle at it some more ๐Ÿ˜€

      (off the edge, L-plates in flying)

  4. I love the moody atmosphere you created here – the textured paper really adds to it I think. It’s a very skilful piece. I especially love the rain falling in the distance. A very clever piece of work, you should be proud of it.

  5. Wow, it’s very beautiful.

  6. It’s absolutely amazing!!! Seriously.

  7. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with! It’s lovely.

  8. I love this. I can not believe you have not done a landscape piece since HS as you would never know it from this one. I actually think the tooth helps contribute to the stormy weather. Very nicely done.

  9. Wow! this is an great sketch. Makes me want to be there!

  10. Marlene Avatar

    This is an amazing sketch, The sky is awesome!

  11. Wow! Lvoe the shading. Great landscape piece!

  12. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t change a thing. beautiful.

  13. This is amazing and I think the texture of the paper really adds to it! The clouds are amazing!!


  14. Hi Gumnut,
    Fantastic job… gosh I miss Australia… hope to visit again in the next year or two…

  15. powerful piece
    i can feel the storm.