21 November 2015

New Reference photos

It's about time I updated the Reference Photos and have decided to add some more buildings.   They are a broad selection from photos I have taken over recent months and that you will feel you can interpret them in all sorts of ways...looking forward to seeing what you do.....Ann.


House with Large Chimneys

National Trust property - the D'Oyly Carte house

Another angle of the D'Oyly Carte house

I hope this selection will inspire you.

16 November 2015

Hi Ann - Another Lighthouse sketch - sandy

Anxious to see what new photos you put up Ann.  It's nice having a focus to come to when I want to do something other than my own photographs.

I finally tried the lighthouse that I intended to do all along.

Pen, colored pencil and some Corel paint.

15 November 2015

Update pictures and the LIGHTHOUSE photographs

A quick update to let you know what's happening here on the blog

I'll be adding new photographs here

in just over a weeks time.

Lighthouse, Ann Hyde

A rather wobbly version of the lighthouse, but fun to do.  I didn't out line with pencil first, just went straight on with my Elegant Writer pen.  Adding water to the ink, it then spreads out and also changes colour slightly, when you dab with tissue on the wet ink, it goes a pink tone, which is fun to watch happen.  This worked well for the red portion of the lighthouse.

12 November 2015

Lighthouse, Ann Hyde

I submitted this to a Craftsy course I'm currently doing.  It's good to try different ways of going about drawing and I love watching other artists paint, so following along with  Marc T. Holmes Travel Sketching in Mixed Media has been really good.

09 November 2015


As usual, I can't help myself, my sketches are messy or my messes are sketchy.

Anyway I enjoyed it and can't wait to try another one.

Ann, thanks so much for hosting this blog.  It will be fun and keep me inspired.

08 November 2015

Track towards the lighthouse, Ann Hyde

Another  angle.

I liked how the track lead the viewer towards the lighthouse here.

 Drawn in my moleskine sketchbook.

Pen: Platinum Carbon Fountain Pen
Detail: Pentel Brush Pen - black ink

Watercolour:  Winsor & Newton / Daniel Smith

Two more Photos - Lighthouse

Hi all, 

Whilst we are on the subject of Lighthouses at the moment,

I'm adding a couple more photos of one for us to draw/sketch/paint.

Hope these will inspire you.

~ I like how the light is hitting the side of this building ~

 ~ and I like how the track is leading you towards the lighthouse here ~

06 November 2015

Lighthouse, zoomed in view, Ann Hyde

I zoomed in on one of the reference photos today.  Using my ArtPen with Brown ink (although it does look 'pink'), but such is the formula that Rotring ink uses these days....

05 November 2015

Lighthouse, Ann Hyde

One-line drawing, similar to Blind Contour drawing, this technique has proven fun to do.  I may well use some watercolour on this one.

Lighthouse Sketch by Janice L-H

Here's my sketch of one of Ann's photos. The wide open spaces spoke to me. Thanks for letting me contribute.