No turning back

When I work with ink and wash, especially with simple subjects like this, I want to make sure I don’t over “ink” the drawing. In other words, I want a bit of structure but not a lot of shading, crosshatching, etc. I think in this sketch I probably should have left out the ink lines on the cut lemon — they just seem a little harsh. But that’s what happens when you go straight to ink. There’s no turning back.

Lemons


7 Comments on “No turning back”

  1. ssemenak says:

    Hi Shari. I love these lemons!!! They are a burst of sunshine in this endless winter. Sounds like you are up to a lot of really exciting things these days. I have an idea I’d like to discuss with you about an illustrated cookbook.Wondering if you might be interested on collaborating on a project with me. If you are at all curious or intrigued by this idea, let me know. Maybe we could get together for a coffee and talk about it. Take care. Susan

    From: The Sketchbook Reply-To: The Sketchbook Date: Sunday, 17 March, 2013 1:13 PM To: Subject: [New post] No turning back

    WordPress.com Shari Blaukopf posted: “When I work with ink and wash, especially with simple subjects like this, I want to make sure I don’t over “ink” the drawing. In other words, I want a bit of structure but not a lot of shading, crosshatching, etc. I think in this sketch I probably should “

    • Hi Susan!!
      Yes, things are happening and much of it due to your great article. I am forever indebted to you.
      So glad you like the lemons. I can see that you feel the same way as me about this winter. When will it end? I needed some colour in my post today.
      Yes, I am absolutely interested in collaborating with you. In fact I have your wonderful book on my table now. I am illustrating a children’s book these days but I will be ready for a new project soon.
      I will email you.

      Shari

  2. Lee Kline says:

    Bravely done. Delicious-looking lemons.

  3. Heather says:

    I love the bright yellow in this one!

  4. kasperart says:

    your paintings are stunning, great colors and fluency, bravo!


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