Thursday, June 5, 2014

Drawing Klassmates at Sketchbook Skool Summer Break

Klassmate Elsbeth McLeod
I used Faber-Castell PITT pen and  Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils that are water-soluble.
Color in pencil, add water with a paint brush and magic happens!

We are between semesters at Sketchbook Skool. We completed the first six weeks with six great inspiring teachers. The next semester starts July 4. In the meantime, the students desirous of continual daily drawing are meeting up in a closed Facebook Group and some of us are drawing each other.
Here are some of my Klassmates I have drawn this week so far. And one teacher.

Morgan Green
More PITT pen and Derwent Inktense colored pencils and water.
Morgan has joined the faculty at Sketchbook Skool and is our "Dean".
I look forward to what she will bring to the party.

 Klassmate Susanne Pintura
Again I used PITT Pen but this time I broke out my water soluble Prismacolor colored pencils.
I have way too many art supplies now. I am sure I have more than I will need for the rest of my life.
Teachers and students alike suggest tools and I feel I must have them all. Silly me.
 Teacher Tommy Kane and his charming wife and Klassmate Yun Lee
Another new art supply I had to have was a set of Doc Martin PH watercolors. They come in liquid form in small 15 oz. bottles with rubber tip droppers for tops. You drop a couple of drops of  paint into a couple of drops of water and wha la you have vivid color to splash on a page! You can see my first experience with them here. Me experimenting!


They like this painting so much they asked if they could use it as their Christmas card this year!
Color me proud!!!!
Klassmate Tyanne Alling Agle
Still one more product I had to have, a set of twelve Schmincke half pans of watercolor paints.
Lovely colors. The back ground on this picture was done with left over Doc Martins from the previous drawing. The rest is Schmincke watercolors. And Faber-Castell PITT pen S.
These are all done from photos supplied by the students and staff. Very different from my drawing from life. Both have their merits I think. I'm getting better and finding some bit of actual resemblance to actual people in these. Some with exaggerated chins, etc. But fun none the less. 
 Klassmate Vicki Reilly done in Doc Martin PH liquid watercolors and Inktense colored pencils.
Klassmate Ann Plante
Prismacolor water soluble colored pencils
I'll link up to Paint Party Friday!
Go there via the link or icon on my sidebar to see other awesome artists works.
Thank you all for your visits here each week. You make me so happy.
Your comments keep me going and keep me making art!


  1. I just found this blog of yours today. Great art! I learn so much from your work. Thank you. See you in Skool.

  2. these are all wonderful, Lynn!! it's always a joy to visit your site :)

  3. Great sketches of your classmates!! It is interesting to see the different result you get with the different materials. I've had a set of Doc Martins for eons and have never used them. Now they have little bits of pigment that is like sediment...which maybe could be interesting. lol Someday I'll pull them out and give them a try.

  4. Wow, Lynn, you have been buzy and made so excellent fine portraits. I love the two first especially, there you have used the shading so colourfully. They all are really amazing. Schmiencke watercolours I have used too some times. Now I have van Gogh watercolours. You are learning so much, perhaps we all get some ideas through your paintings and school. I see that you have enjoyed this school very much. Happy you!

    1. Yes, I am enjoying it immensely, Sirkka. The next semester starts July 4, not that you need it. But it is great fun on line with folks from around the world. Thanks for your feedback here. I appreciate it so much.

  5. This is such a wonderful medium for you! ♥♥♥ P.S. Kiss the King for me! ♥♥

  6. Your sketches are getting better and better. Love it.

  7. You've been a busy beaver. Look at all that work. Fun stuff here. Yes your work is improving. :)

  8. I think you have embraced Sketchbook Skool more than any other student... such enthusiasm and joy radiates from each and every portrait... and congrats on the Christmas card. wow... that is a huge compliment!

  9. wow! So many different pieces! Great job!


  10. Love these caricatures. You seem to capture everyone's personality so easily. Congrats on the fun you are having. That's what is is all about.

  11. Always something nice and new :)

  12. You are a braver lady than I when you said you would paint your classmates. . .OMGosh I love what you did. The creativity just flows from your fingers. They are spectacular characters because you see them that way and can put them down that way on paper. I am so GAARREEEN! Blessings, Janet PPF

  13. All those happy faces once again. You're a busy bee it seems. They're all so good and expressive. Lovely work!

  14. You know how crazy mad I am about your portraits. They are the BEST work you've ever done and I want you do one of me, so will email you about it!!
    Your art is stunning my friend. Happy PPF.

  15. The new art supplies must be part of what's inspiring you to do all these new things with color, and form! They are great. Such energy.

  16. love your enthusiasm for these sketches and your persistence too. They are fun.

  17. These sketches are so energetic and have so much life and personality. I was in skool but unfortunately was spread so thin that I didn't' get much of a chance to participate. Another time. Thanks for showing these!

  18. Wow Lynn your style is so strong and these are so how fun all these characters are!! No doubt they are all artists!

    Hugs Giggles


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