Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sketching gulls

Watching the gulls gliding past and trying to sketch is quite a challenge. Sometimes they are just too quick! When they try to go against a strong wind it makes life much easier for sketching practice.

I like the energy of line drawings. The more detailed ones I did with the help of a couple of photos. Funny how you think you know something because you have seen it so many times before and then when you start to draw find that you haven't looked properly enough. A reminder to keep my drawing eyes open ALL the time.

gulls pencil sketches ©2012Lisa Le Quelenec
gulls pencil sketches ©2012Lisa Le Quelenec


loriann signori said...

Hi Lisa,
Gulls are so hard to draw. Kudoos to you as you really nailed their flight shapes.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Loriann. I really enjoyed drawing them, I might have to do some more...

Bruce Sherman said...

Good Morning Lisa!... Lovely... fluid studies... which capture the ease and beauty of their effortless mastery of flight!

"Studies" is the key word Lisa! Too many times we forget the importance of "sketch n'stud as a necessary tool to increase observation and energy in our painting world!

Good for you! These are quite lovely! Sketch away!

Good Painting AND... Good Sketching!
Warmest regards,

vivien said...

lovely lively sketches

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Bruce thank you. I love to sketch n study but exhibition work has taken me away form it for a few weeks. It's nice to get back to it.

Hello Vivien, thank you and best wishes.


lisa these are super sketches ..catching the essence on the rhs

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you Jane! :o)