Sunday, January 27, 2008

Church Doodles





Some recent sketches during church. I am using a small Ciak journal. It is about 4"x5". It is an Italian journal and I quite like it. The paper is not real heavy but it will take a light watercolor wash. The oranges are blood oranges. When i go to the bank for work, I go inside a grocery store. The bank is set up by the produce section. These oranges caught my eye and went home with me! I wish the bank tellers could also ring up my purchases! I drew the oranges in another book just before going to church so they were fresh on my mind. The gentleman pictured had a very cool vintage sports coat on! I really liked it. It was a light cream color with an intermittent black square pattern going through it. I am getting over some of my embarrassment of sketching during meetings. Maybe I am just rationalizing the point that I listen better! I definitely listen better if I am awake! The oranges were watercolored when I got home.

14 comments:

Genine said...

The oranges are fantastic!

Zeke said...

I like the way you added the color. When I get bolder I will try more color - it still sort of intimidates me.

Maui said...

at least we know your not sleeping on the stand. I really like the back of the head. It is probably the view my kids get.

Kary said...

Very nice Brian! You are really finding your own style--love the line quality!

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful oranges.

Rosy said...

Beautiful work and thanks for the tip how not to fall asleep at church, I know now to bring my sketch pad with me.. :)

This is my first vist here and I like your blog very much.

Joan Y said...

Hey Brian! Your blood oranges just pop off the page! They look so yummy! Great jacket drawing too. :)

Annie said...

Love the oranges too! Nice color.

Christy DeKoning said...

thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog Brian. I'm happy you did, because it introduced me to your blog - wonderful sketches! I especially love your peppers in a circle (gorgeous use of shadow)

Great blog - I've added it to my faves :-)

suzanne said...

I love all these sketches. The details you've picked up on are very nice... And wow, great job with the watercolor!

Adriana Whitney said...

Hi, this is so funny because I do the same at church. My church bulletin always comes home full of drawings, now I am going to take my journal with me.

Robyn said...

Brian, these church sketches are looking wonderful - particularly oranges and peppers.

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