16 July 2012

Pen and watercolour sketch

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and some decent weather to enjoy it in. I'm entering the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which this week has an anything goes theme with my pen and watercolour sketch from one of my holiday photographs of last year. The pretty doorway is in the beautiful historical town of Pezenas in South Western France, a centre for artists with pretty architecture and narrow streets, nice and cool in the hot sun. 

I sketched first in pencil a light basic drawing, added the colour with watercolour crayons and added the details with black Zig Millennium pens 0.2, 0.5 and 0.8 and finally some watercolour spatter. 

Enjoy your day :).

22 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

Hello there Chris, this is really beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Jane

Fiona said...

This is beautiful Chris, you are SO talented. Hope all is well.
xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this is fabulous. Love your watercolour drawing. Beautiful colours and textures. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous sketch Chris, love the detail of the flowers and the perfect proportions bringing your picture to life, needless to say it drew my eye to my sidebar today! :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

Anesha said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Colleen said...

Chris,
This is amazing, I really wish I could draw like that.

whyducks said...

Oh Chris you just bowled me over, stunning is all I can say!

angelwhispers said...

Chris this is just so beautiful you really are a very talented lady! Thanks for sharing Chanelle xx

Sandy said...

Hey Chris -- that's what people say in the Southern United States for hello - Hey! Love your water color sketch. I was hoping it was going to be a new stamp with your sketch. LOL- as much as I have loved following you, I just started really exploring your site yesterday and saw the stamps. Chris you are in real life what I am in my heart. The trip to France sounds wonderful. Why is is that closed doors always hold such romance and intrigue? Beautifully done Chris.
Sandy

Exclusively by Mel said...

A beautiful piece of art lovely!
So makes we want to go to France :)
Mel. xxx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
This is fabulous. you are so talented. the door looks awesome with the rambling climbing rose bush.
I would love to have a go at pen and water colour sketching. I used to draw all the time and don't know how I would go at it now.
Hugs Maz

Christina C. said...

I am just blown away by this phenomenal work of art, Chris! You are truly a multi-talented artist!
One never knows what to expect when visiting your awesome blog, but we know it will be a unique and spectacular masterpiece!!!!!

Faye said...

Oh Chris, is there anything you can't do? This is beautiful. xx

Bluefairy4U said...

evening Chris hope you are well. Why are you working you are truly an artist and should be drawing and painting for a living and making lots of money. Your work is outstanding the colours and details to the stone walls are fantastic.
Lots of hugs Jo :) xxx

Merry said...

Oh you are so talented...this is so beautiful.

Lou said...

Hi! Chris this is just gorgeous,amazing work and so pretty too.Hope you are doing ok?
hugs Lou.xxx

Candy C said...

Chris...WOW! This is beautiful! I totally love your sketch and then how you've colorized it. I am so impressed with your sketch. I don't have that talent! You project is just WOW! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Chris - this is fabulous! Jo x

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so beautiful!!! A true work of art!!! the Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge. - Ashli

Sasha said...

Fabulous piece of artwork, Chris. I love your sketch and your water colouring is beautiful!
I do folk art, (one stroke), acrylic painting, but have often fancied trying out water colours.

Elly said...

This looks better than any stamping image! Absolutly fantastic. And you call it sketch? I love it...(:o)
Elly

Marijke said...

this is just gorgeous