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Dec 15, 2010

The Making of Oak and Linden, sketchbook project

I thought I'd go into detail about how most of my art works for the sketchbook project 2011 were done.

The "Oak and Linden" pen drawing is inspired by the story of Baucis and Philemon who wished to be oak and linden trees intertwined upon their death.  

The Process

I drew the portraits of myself and my husband in pencil from an old photo taken when we were budget travelling through Mexico.  Lots of good memories from that trip!

oak and linden sketch
preliminary sketch for Oak and Linden

The actual sketchbook page was already covered with a page from and old dictionary.  The main materials I used were pencil, sakura micron pens, rice paper, dictionary paper and acrylics.   The doodle lines were added free hand.

sketchbook 2011 page 16
Oak and Linden I
For a more detailed tutorial, please view the full version with photos on my website:


Poetic Artist said...

I really like this..I also like the sketch of you and your husband.
I know that was a good time.
Take care,

Silver said...

You are so gifted. They are beautiful!


readingsully2 said...

THese are really neat. :)

Antje said...

It was so nice to read your blog since I have the same theme (adhere to me) in the sketchbook project. It is really interesting how different people work on the same theme. Thank you very much for your detailed posts. I wish you a happy 2011! Best, Antje

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