zondag 9 juni 2019

Spring....

Spring is almost summer, but here are some late spring nature drawings.
Various flowers and grasses are doing there utmost to make it a PARTY !

                                                     © Gertjan Velthuizen

With the longer light in the evenings it is nice to walk and draw in nature after work .The sunset is always tempting to make a drawing of it  however it is always playing  hard to get....

                                                    © Gertjan Velthuizen

However there is some red, blue , yellow and pink, at the end of may the  oxeye daisy's  form white blankets on the fields in our local reserve.

                                                        © Gertjan Velthuizen

The start of june brings more purples , yellows , specially the sweet clover  , and red of the poppy's.


                                                                      © Gertjan Velthuizen

zondag 13 januari 2019

2019. the start

However cold and rain is present at this first month of 2019,
there is always an opportunity to go out and draw something!

 The drawing below is made at the entrance of the park called  " Waalbos",
were I do  a lot of walking , birdwatching, and drawing.

  © Gertjan Velthuizen


The next drawing was made at the Waalbos too.
It's made with brown ink, brush and a reed-pen .




Reed-pens are nice to use, they act a little unpreditable in the way they give the ink to the paper,
above that it was  so cold i wore gloves, but i am happy with the result:


                                                        © Gertjan Velthuizen

The last drawing in this post was done in the Crezee-polder ,a new reserve. 
It was so utterly cold that I stayed in the car to draw.
Used reed-pen , brush and brown ink again.










                                                         © Gertjan Velthuizen

woensdag 5 september 2018

Time flies.

Time flies when you are having fun ...
It was May since I last posted on  my blog.
Did I mention I was bizzy drawing ?
Well, to catch up we will make a time leap to August.
I was then on holiday in England.
A guided bus tour through  the Lake distrikt and Yorkshire.
It involved a lot of travelling and tight time schedules so it was hard to find some drawing time.
But I managed to do a few pages and here is one of them:

                                                    © Gertjan Velthuizen

On the first of September there was a national sketch day in Rotterdam!
Organized by the Urban Sketchers Netherlands and Rotterdam.
I made a few drawings but the one I want to share here is of the White House.
Built in 1898 and  has been for years the highest office building in Europe.

                                                        © Gertjan Velthuizen

Some nature drawing was done too !
Here are  two  recent pages of that :

                                                             © Gertjan Velthuizen


                                                              © Gertjan Velthuizen