Little house on Lakeshore

Every once in a while I get in the mood for drawing with a fountain pen, and the pen that I love best these days is my Indigraph. I’m not very good about cleaning my pens after I use them, so the low maintenance ones are the best for me, and this one works just perfectly even after months of collecting dust on my desk.

The drawing was started on location, from my car, in Pointe Claire Village, and finished at home while on a Zoom sketching call with friends. I probably didn’t need as much hatching as this but I got a bit carried away during the conversation, and just kept scratching away at it.

17 Comments on “Little house on Lakeshore”

  1. Chris Rusk says:

    Really nice, great energy and flow.


  2. Northern Traveller says:

    This is lovely Shari – is the snow all gone? From your drawings & paintings, it always looks to me like Pointe Claire village is a very sweet place to be :). Greetings from PGL. xoxo


    • Hi Mary, I hope the trip is wonderful!! There is still snow on the ground here and more coming, but I am working on a new online course so I haven’t gotten out much. Hopefully this week once the recording is done! As for Pte Claire Village, it is always a sweet place to be. Enjoy the rest of your time there!

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  3. lois says:

    I love using a pen but that is a huge problem for me–I cannot stop the scratching. I don’t just draw a line–I need to scratch it out. Oh my gosh–how to stop that, Shari?!

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  4. Denise says:

    Love this drawing, almost looks like something you’ve painted (?] before. Drawing and sketching are my first “loves”, the trouble starts when I decide to add the color!


    • Denise, I’ve drawn this many, many times but usually it is a more complete scene and not just an isolated building. As for adding colour, if you love drawing, just add a bit of colour on top of your pen lines.


  5. De says:

    Really beautiful sketching! I admire this style of sketching but have not developed the skill – or patience – to do it. I much prefer a brush in hand to cover that much area in gray tones. Always appreciate you sharing your daily art.


  6. Bernadette says:

    Haven’t used a pen in many years. I think I still have the pen I used in my college days. You’ve inspired me to use it again. Great post. Thanks.


  7. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the tip on a pen that doesn’t need so much attention.

    Please tell us what a zoom sketching call is (sounds wonderful)!


    • Betsy, a Zoom sketching call is this:
      We create a Zoom meeting so we can chat. We are each drawing something different in our studios, usually something in front of us on the table, and we just chat and draw for an hour or less. It’s a great way to catch up. It was something that many people started during the pandemic, to stay connected with other sketchers. And since many of my sketcher friends live far away, I think it is something we may continue doing even when can get back outside safely.


  8. Nice pen work! Glad you had a pen that still worked for you after so long.


  9. Nice sketch, very historical architectural style!! Maybe you did do a lot of hatching, but it seems to work with this drawing.


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