Monday, September 20, 2021

It's All Black and White

 Hello friends!

I hope you are enjoying September, the weather here has been lovely. The mornings have a crisp autumnal feel but then the sun arrives, apologising for the awful August we endured.

Truthfully I haven't picked up my craft supplies in ages. My last posts were both scheduled for my GD spot and then I just got caught up doing other things, but not yesterday...
Yesterday afternoon I spent a few hours with my sketch book doodling away and then I made 4 cards which are quite different from the norm as all I used were a fine liner pen and an ordinary pencil. See what you think...
 

Often my shading gets lost in painting or copic colouring, using just a pencil helps me to learn

They kinda look strange, black and white - Like I converted them but I can assure you it's just pencil

Well of course there had to be mushrooms... My repertoire is not that vast Lol! 

And my last one? You guessed it right?

Aww, I had to have a cat, mine are always close by.

Every time I do something I learn a little more. For example I have a rough time doing ears on animals but the cat you see here started off with just the eyes and nose and I worked outwards doing the fur. I was going to leave it at just the eyes and nose but once I got the resemblance of a face the ears just 'fitted'.

I'd love to know what you think...

Thanks so much for your visit, enjoy your day/ evening. I've just done a flexercise class and I'm aching all over Lol!

Till next time

~ Ros ~






15 comments:

Pat said...

Not only do you draw and shade beautifully, but your final designs are always so clever and original Ros and I love them all. I bought a book on how to draw animals with some simple ideas to get the shapes and am going to give it a try, not sure that they will be as brilliantly done as yours though. x

Barbara said...

Such beautiful cards - and who would have thought that came from me as I am not too much into black and white, photogtaphy or otherwise. So obviously you did something very special!

Carole said...

Want to know what I think? There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe theses drawings Ros...they really are professional and the detail, shading,eyes and the life in them is absolutely fabulous. I've said it before but in case you have forgotten...you are one very talented lady. Hugs xxxx

Maria said...

Oh, how you capture nature and animals so brilliantly, Ros!! I do love all the black and white!! It gives one a chance to see all the detail in a different way. And, I must say, I just adore the cat! I would want to frame that drawing, super cute!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous drawings, Ros! Well done as always, hugs!!

I Card Everyone said...

I love all four, Ros! We should all take a lesson in shadow and light - what better way to practice than with a simple pencil and black ink on white? I do have a favorite - those gorgeous flowers are perfection!
=]

Darlene said...

Oh my friend you know how much I ADORE your designs!! You are SO TALENTED and I find it so exciting to ready your posts and hear how you do what you do!!
The ears are PERFECT on your cat and I just love all your other designs too ... I'll never figure out how you manage to get so much dimension in your drawings ... amazing to me!!
LOVE THEM ... please keep 'em coming! HUGS

Marcia Hill said...

Everything you touch artistically turns to gold Ros, including these black & white drawings...totally LOVE them!! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

Interesting about the cat because I was thinking how natural it looks. I give a thumbs up on the ears! Beautiful shading on all of them. I especially love the look of the flowers and mushrooms. Keep up the good work, Ros!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful monochromatic cards with fabulous pen and pencil work x. Yes perfect ears for the adorable cat Ros x. Hope you have recovered form the flexercise? x.

Bonnie said...

WOW! You pen and pencil is just as amazing as your watercoloring! Great job on the ears! I believe you can consider that you have mastered that as well as shading! Amazing makes, my friend!

nancy littrell said...

I love all 4 of your black and white drawings and your wonderful shading with your pencils, Ros. Your bird is crisp and clean..love it. Your flowers have wonderful shading and love the scored corners and black frame. Love your leaves draped over your beautifully shaded mushrooms. Your cars eyes and nose really stand out and love her (she looks like a her..to me!) soft fir and the CAS card design. TFS all your works of art, my friend. I do not draw and am so impressed with your paintings and sketches. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your beautiful Fall weather. Same here on the Oregon coast..crisp mornings and warm and comfortable afternoons..Love Autumn weather and colors:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Loll said...

LOVE your pencil and black pen drawings, Ros! I can see what you mean about showing more of the shading with just the pencils. So very cool. Your drawings are always amazing, my friend! xx

HilaryJane said...

I do love to see your drawing and am so happy that you share it with us. I think your shading is brilliant in all four cards and I love how you have used the dry embossing to add a little interest. I am so glad you took the time to do a little practice xx

Christine Alexander said...

all such beautiful cards, I'm in awe of your sketches ♥

Greta said...

These are amazing, Ros! The first & last are my favorites!

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