Friday, April 29, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

A sketch which I worked from one of the random photos and combines my love of all things British and Dr Martens ... :)

20110406 My Union Jack

20110401 Union Jack

20110406 My Union Jack CU 2

20110401 Union Jack 2

20110406 My Union Jack CU 1

What’s interesting about this sketch is you can view it this way …
20110406 My Union Jack 7

Or this way…

20110406 My Union Jack 6

The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday (hosted by Eva and Kristin).  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!

Cheers and have a fantastic weekend!

(Sorry for the poor photo! Though I took it on a bright sunny day, it came out a bit dull ...)

39 comments:

Yvonne said...

Love how you did this. The colors are so right. Having three makes it even better and so interesting, for such a simple subject. Happy PPF.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Oooh..those are lovely docs..i have gone through quite a few pair..gorgeous boots..your art is awesome!
Victoria~

- hey bro! - said...

Looks awesome, the shading of the blue color is amazing! Love that you make such interesting layouts in your art, every piece is like a wordless comic telling a story... ^-^

Marlene said...

Wonderful journal pages, cleverly done.

SHERI C said...

Very FUN!!!! Happy PPF!!!

NatashaMay said...

I'm always amazed by your sketches! Great job!

Christine said...

great timing on this one! Love it.

Melisa said...

I like how you did this in 3 panels. Very cool.

Netty said...

Terrific fun and so clever, have a great PPF, Annette

wednesday said...

Now I desperately want a pair of Union Jack Docs, and a trip t London.

art2cee2 said...

Love how you painted the feet looking down on them. :-)

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a fun post to see the photos mingle with your sketches... I love that you can turn your book any which way and it still works - fun, fun, fun!

xo
Kristin

La Abela said...

Good insight .... all ideas are good in art .... a cool theme. Hugs

Roban Studio said...

Now those are some shoes! What a statement they make. Love how you did the page so it can be viewed from this way or that. And of course the color palette is beautiful. I'm a fan of complimentary palettes!! Happy PPF :-)

craftattack said...

A wonderful sketch and I adore those shoes! Valerie

Gloria said...

Love how you've done this. Those shoes are just awesome, I want a pair. Great job, love your work.

Tammie said...

Your painting is wonderful. I love that you shared the photos too, fab!

Pam Tucker said...

Awesome sketches! Thank you for giving so many views and upclose to see the detail and color. Gorgeous! And I WANT those boots! ;)

WrightStuff said...

Hey guess what... Dr Martens are made by a company called Griggs - based in the town where I live!!

I'm not sure if they are all made in the UK anymore - probably not! But it's a local thing for me. When I was about 14 we went round the factory on a school trip.

Leovi said...

Really lovely, the detail of the dead branches gives it a delicate poetic contrast.

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous painting. Like all the different views. My daughter would kill for a pair of those Docs. Happy PPF!

Sunshineshelle said...

This is my first week at PPF and I am so happy to be part of the celebration!! Doc Martin's rock by the way, I actually got married in a pair, I'd bought them in Scotland & hubby & I were traveling around the world, got married in a New Orleans courthouse, Doc Martins, jeans & jumper LOL... still wear the Docs today although the snakeskin print has faded ;) Love the sketch book & artwork, very cool!!

Lynette said...

Cool idea and great day for it!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Now THAT is a sketch book I would like to look all the way through!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

wish my sketchbook looked like that. Such detail! I love it!
cheers, dana

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! what a perfect post!!!! I love this piece in your sketchbook!!!! and those shoes!!! fantastic!!!!

Hope you can join us on Saturdays for "Sweet Saturdays" links....

http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-saturdays-week-005.html

ger chouinard said...

very far from dull! Beautiful journal/sketchbook page! Love the 3 perspectives! Happy PPF into Saturday!

Annabelle said...

Great view of those patriotic booties....adore the colours!And I too adore Britain!

Happy Spring !

Mary Hysong said...

Great journal page! Like the simple color scheme and the two differing perspectives. Thanks for stopping by my place, happy PPF!

Heather said...

I love all things British too!!! So love the sketches!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE the way you did this, especially the way the page works from different angles- that's GREAT and I also love how simple your colors are- the drawing part is so strong and it really takes center stage here....
I'm totally new to the art journaling thing, so I'm really interested in seeing how others do what they do and then finding ways to translate it into my own style.

Pointy Pix said...

Not only are your sketches always beautiful no matter what they are of but you also have a really good eye for taking photographs of your sketchbook to make it look its best!!

Anne said...

What a great sketchbook page! Such a great layout and so well executed! I agree that you do such a wonderful job of photographing your pages, too!

Cameron said...

This has a fun comic book vibe to it! Love the colors :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful string of photographs! Cool perspectives.

EVA said...

I love your sketches! What great shoes!!

A really charming and fun page, beautifully done!

Carola Bartz said...

This is so cool!! And how appropriate for last Friday!

Fair Rosamund said...

This is fantastic, you have great drawing skills!! And I love the vibrant colors :) ~Lauren

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I'm running really late on PPF! But I love your sketchbook page and the photography of it is fantastic! so creative!