Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mountain Sketch


I was very inspired by Annette in Oz today when she displayed the sketches she drew when she was in her 20's, on her blog. As you know, I haven't been back into art for very long and these last couple of days I haven't done much at all - and can't see much happening in the next few days either as I will be very busy, so I thought I would share with you a drawing I did when I was 18. On the back of the frame I had written "Dear Mum and Dad - my first frameable drawing, love Brenda". It is a mountain in New Zealand, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and is done using pencil only. It is very large in real life, done on a sheet the size of a sheet of cardboard - I don't know what size that is, maybe A2? This is the only sketch I have kept from my younger years unfortunately, as I was a prolific drawer back then. Maybe I can regain some of my old talent with practice and persistence.

14 comments:

Trish said...

Wow!! Your drawing is GREAT!!! and you still are that great drawer, you just may need some practice getting back into it-I can't wait to see your new drawings :)
oh, the fog has lifted! It was gone by the time I went to church last night (I am feeling a bit sick now, but that's because I ate almost a whole bag of chips-oh yuck!) the oil pastels I ordered are "Portfolio series 24 water soluble oil pastels" is that good?
well, I am going to go be sick I believe (too much info.?) I will talk to you later, and have a great day!!!

Ro Bruhn said...

This is fabulous and I love your journal page and portraits from the earlier posts.

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness!! This is amazing!! I've always wished to have that kind of talent. I'm not even a very good doodler LOL.

I hope your sketch was framed, it certainly deserves to be : )

Jacky said...

Hi Brenda, I haven enjoyed reading through your blog. Love what you and Jo are doing in the Paulette Insall classes and am definately going to sign up for those (love my neocolor II crayons, so keen to find out about the shading etc.).
Your sketches are great and I look forward to visiting again soon.

Heather Robinson said...

Wow! At 18 years of age...such talent and such detail. I love enlarging the piece to take in all of its splendour.

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Brenda
I have been trying all day to leave a comment at your blog but blogger is being naughty and wont let me...I gave it one last try before I go to work and presto I'm in LOL...I LOVE your old mountain sketch...you are allot like me with our love as drawing when we were young :o) and I think you should have kept more of your old sketches.Love your portraits too and have signed on for Paulette's newsletter to be notified of her next class...I doubt I will be able to get Neocolor crayons here in Darwin though...when the class comes up I shall hunt for them on line though...keep creating and may I add you to my blog list please as I adore what you have so far done.Thanks for visiting my blog too???
hugs
Annette

Vicki Holdwick said...

Brenda,

Your drawing is awesome!!

did you get your fat book yet?

Trish said...

thanks!! I will write more later-but I am going back to bed now (just woke up to take my time sheets in)stopped by to tell you you can go here http://www.creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/
and read about art every day month (aedm) she'll put your blog link in the list if you sign up, I think you just email her-ok-I'm off to bed!! have a good day:)

Trish said...

hey there! i didn't get too much done tonight-doing too many things at once (or trying to anyways) how has your evening been?

enchantedcurious said...

Beautiful sketch ! Its been many years since i've been to the area, but have very fond memories... thanks for reminding me. Welcome to art sisters, looking forward to seeing more. x mandy

Trish said...

hey! I forgot to tell you my gmail is
trishnatey@gmail.com
I sent you an invite to a new group I found-it's some kind of challenge based on the artist way book, I believe(I have to get to bed now, but plan to check it out more tomorrow night!!it's going to "change your life in 3 weeks" I need that! plus I have been doing the morning pages for a couple weeks now) ok, I have to work in the morning, plus go to another client after that-but I'll hopefully catch you when I get home in the evening!! (I want a cig!!just had to get that out!)

Trish said...

thanks:) it IS exciting!! I wish I had more time to write, but I have to get to work:(

Linda said...

Hi Brenda, Thanks for visiting with my girls. They do love to socialize. :)

I love your mountain drawing, it's really very good. And your face painting from Paulette's class is fabulous. I may have to take that class next.

I sent you an invite to the 3 week challenge but I see that Trish sent you one as well. I hope you join us if you aren't too busy.