Day 884: Canoeing

Day 884: Canoeing


Reference image: pinterest link!

Time taken: 45 minutes

Loved this little scene of the tiny canoe being silhouetted against the lake and the stand of trees behind it and just had to sketch it. Pretty similar to some of the other sketches that I’ve been doing recently but still loved doing it and trying to get better at representing water and all the shadows and reflections. Loved the outcome of this though, especially the little boat and the person on it.

Till next time!


Day 370: Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Day 370: Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada


Firstly I apologise for the weird hue on the photo, unfortunately I had to take the photo using artificial light as its nearly 11pm here, but I thought it would be better to get it uploaded on the day rather than wait for tomorrow.

So, yesterday I said that I wanted to do some more landscape sketching so headed to pintrest to find a nice landscape to draw, ending up with this view of a lake island in Alberta, Canada as I wanted to try and practise drawing a long distance shot with trying to push the background back as you would do when painting. As I found out though its a bit different when your using just black ink.

Still I think I managed to achieve a look that gives the impression of depth and I’m really happy with how the water looks though I still think i can improve on it by not just assuming that it looks a certain way and actually looking at it (as an example I assumed the light lines were the same throughout the water whereas they actually get a bit thicker as you get closer).

Anyway, this is all part of the learning process and I’m sure I just need to keep practising to get there (plus I took the plunge and tried the sky again, which didn’t turn out all that bad). I’m not sure what tomorrows sketch is going to be thought I need to take some photos of the local church for a project for my mum so it might be one of them, we’ll have to see.

Till then!