Odds and Ends

We drove north from Bonn late this afternoon and stopped much later in Flensburg for the night. Since this was not a good day for sketching, I decided to post some sketches from the past week.

One of the pleasures of travel is there are so many novel scenes to sketch. However, travel also requires sticking to a schedule, which for me results in many unfinished sketches.

All but the final sketch are drawing I began with pastel lines on black paper and then had to stop before I finished. Several had nothing more than some simple lines and a few also had some unfinished gouache paint.

As I sat in the passenger seat today, I imported each of these into Procreate where I added color, turning each of these into a sketch that combines both traditional and digital painting.

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The Mud Maid, a Sculpture at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, besides having many varied and wonderful walks, has several sculptures. The Mud Maid is a sculpture of a sleeping woman whose hair and clothing is made of living plants and mosses. She is an organic part of the garden and I wanted to convey her beauty and meaning.

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Saint Michael’s Mount at Low Tide

Cornwall’s Saint Michael’s Mount at low tide is as close to a fairy tale castle as I have ever seen. I wanted to draw this so people could get a sense of some of the dramatic magnetism that the castle radiates.

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Street in Marazion

The narrow streets of Marazion twist around long standing buildings and leave a minimum of space for cars.

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Cornwall Hillside

This is a view of the hills above Marazion. I drew it from the lawn of Saint Michael’s Mount. I love the look of the old stone buildings rising above the shore.

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Street Cafe in Bonn

I sat at a sidewalk cafe in Bonn and started sketching while waiting for my group to join me. I liked how the couple leaned back in their seats while they watched people go by. I was able to jot down some simple lines and then even add some paint on the right side before I was joined by my group and needed to leave.

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Bonn Bicyclist

This is the only sketch from this group that I actually completed without adding digital paint. I liked the lines of the trees and sidewalk and the movement of the bicyclist and the day was ending and wanted to show it in this sketch.

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About Sarah Sullivan

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5 Responses to Odds and Ends

  1. deb92024 says:

    Particularly like the Mud Maid and the Streets of Marzion

    Like

  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Very well done. I could tell it was Mont Saint-Michel at a glance. Not so easy to capture its essence.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tprevey says:

    Beautiful colors and composition!

    Liked by 1 person

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