Thursday – a little ink sketching

I’ve been trying to spend more time playing in my sketchbook. Sometimes I start with a plan and other times I just go where the pen takes me. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿ’š

pretty floral with cross hatching

With this sketch I started with a few big flowers and then added some vines. I’m a big fan of peek a boo leaves and had to include a few of them as well.

I haven’t used cross hatching very much and decided to add a little in the center. I like how it pushed the flowers forward and made them pop.

 

leaves and patterns ink sketchj

More play with leaves this time using a sepia micron pen. I just love that warm color.

When I’m sketching with ink the best rule for me is to not stress over mistakes and not “fix” mistakes. Trying to fix mistakes only seems to make them stand out more. I seem to do a better job if I try to make deliberate stokes and then just go with the flow.

 

round patterns ink sketch

Layered circles with doodle patterns. Just having fun and not overthinking things.

Playing and experimenting is really what my sketchbook is all about.

 

garden ink sketch

One last page of garden inspired doodles for today.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my sketchbook.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ Patty Anneย  ๐ŸŒธ

You can see more of my artwork on Instagram @pattyanneart

Landscape practice continues

I’ve been having fun painting more landscapes and have a few to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends! ๐Ÿงก

 

distant hills watercolor

A simple landscape of distant hills.

I’ve been trying to push ahead and paint without worry. Some days that’s easier than others. ๐Ÿ˜Šsimple abstract watercolor landscape

A peaceful scene with distant trees and hills.

Daniel Smith watercolors:ย  Ultramarine blue, Burnt sienna light, and Yellow ochre
Brush:ย  Princeton Neptune Round 12

Watercolor tips:

  • I think about the landscape in three sections: the sky, middle, and foreground.
    That makes this type of painting less intimidating for me.
  • Using a limited palette creates color harmony and simplifies decision making.
    When I limit my color choices I feel less pressure as I am painting.

 

I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to create, play, and have fun.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent.

๐ŸŒธ ย Patty Anne ๐ŸŒธ

Join me on Instagram at pattyanneart

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Thursday – simple sketches

A quiet post with a few simple sketches today.

Hope your day is some kind of wonderful! ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—

 

simple flower - ink sketch

A quick little ink sketch, simple and happy.  ๐ŸŒผ

 

 

queen anne ink sketch

Queen Anne’s Lace that I shared last year (but an improved photo this time).

 

mini ink sketches

Mini floral ink sketches on 3 1/2″ square tiles. It’s kind of fun to see them together.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธ  Patty Anne  ๐ŸŒธ

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Leaves in watercolor and ink

I decided to paint more leaves and ended up creating a nice little pattern.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

leaves - watercolor and ink pattern

To start, I painted my leaves in watercolor and let them dry. I don’t have a good photo of them to share though. It’s been rather gray outside and photographing artwork has been a little difficult lately. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A few days later, I outlined my watercolor leaves in ink. There were many places that had room for more leaves so I sketched a few more on each branch with my pen. I think it added a little movement and fun.

Adding ink detail to a painting can be a little scary.ย  I’ve been there and still need to remind myself of these things:

  • I can always start over and repaint if I need to
  • You learn something with every painting
  • Fear holds you back and causes a shaky hand (and shaky lines)
  • If you decide to add ink, do it with confidence and deliberate strokes
  • Don’t worry about the results, they get better over time

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  ย Patty Anneย  ย ๐ŸŒธ

Join me on Instagram at pattyanneart

 

Doodle sketching fun this week

I took a break from my usual sketching to try something a little different… And oh what fun I had!

Happy Sunday, friends!ย  ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketching practice - faces and hats

I started out trying to sketch some simple faces. Then I thought it would be fun to add a hat. After that I just had to try a pretty dress….

 

sweet girl wearing a fancy doodle dress

A sweet girl wearing a fancy party dress this time.

 

sweet girl wearing hat sketch

This time I added a fun hat and left her hair down. Just a sweet doodle sketch that makes me happy.

Even though #Inktober2019 has come to end I plan on continuing to sketch in my free time. Sketching has been a little difficult for me lately as I have been dealing with some back pain but hopefully that will clear up soon.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

see more of my work on Instagram @pattyanneart

One idea leads to another painting

I have a few wreaths to share with you today. One of those times where one idea leads to another. You never know where it will take you.ย  ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Sunday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

simple wreath - tombow markers

I was playing with my Tombow watercolor markers and created a little welcome wreath. Just a simple wreath using my Neon markers set.

This little wreath inspired me to try a similar style in watercolor.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor under painting

A few layers of watercolor and it just didn’t end up the way I hoped it would.

I decided instead of throwing in the towel on this one to add a little ink with my sepia micron pens and see if that would help.

 

welcome wreath - watercolor and ink

Ink doesn’t always fix everything but it did make me a little happier in the end.

I’m glad I used sepia with this one since it is warm and didn’t overpower the piece.

My advice is to allow yourself to play and have fun. Many times that is where creative ideas surface.ย  I hope you find time to play and create art.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

I’m on instagram at pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art

More Sketching for Inktober

I have more #inktober sketching to share with you today.

Happy Thursday, friends!ย ๐Ÿ’š

 

ink sketch leaf patterns

A simple pattern of leaves. I went back to an old favorite for this sketch.

 

little squirrel ink sketch

I’ve been wanting to sketch some animals this month and decided to try a squirrel. This fella ended up with a larger body than planned but I think he’s pretty cute.

 

 

rainy day ink sketch

A little rainy day sketch, something a bit different for me. The umbrella needs more work but all in all I can feel the rain.ย ย โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

๐ŸŒธย  Patty Anneย ย ๐ŸŒธ

find me on Instagram @pattyanneart

Patty Anne Art