There’s been a lot of activity in our area with workman replacing old terracotta sewage pipes with new high density plastic ones. As a result all sorts of trucks and trailers have been around.
This truck and trailer conveniently pulled up on my neighbours nature strip, (the bit out the front of the house where the footpath might go, but hers is just grass).
Truck and trailer, pen and ink Copic multiliner, acrylic marker pen and gouache, 17 February 2015
I used a whole stack of different media on this drawing. The pen and ink was a bit dark so I used white gouache to pick out some of the elements of the truck. I also added some acrylic marker for the colour elements. I’m continuing to use my bits of newsprint stuck to thin Japanese paper as a substrate. I’m not sure what problems this might cause for long term survival of the drawing, but since I’m ‘mucking around’ I’m not too concerned. I really like it as a background. I’ll give you the hot tip, the best pages to use turn out to be stock market reports, TV pages and the racing form-guide as these are about the only pages in the newspaper these days that don’t have photographs on them.
A day later I was driving home in the evening and spotted one of the mini-diggers parked next to our neighbour’s dinosaur (yes there are quite a few of them in our area). By the time I got organised the following morning and got back down the street to make a drawing, the digger driver was getting in the cab ready to drive off. I got two or three quick photos and one very quick sketch. The latter I do intend working up into a drawing, sometime. So in the end all I was left with was Rex so here he /she is (how do you know?)
The T-Rex down the road, pen and ink and ball point pen, 19 February 2015
It’s been awhile since I drew the dinosaur (replica) that resides next to our local cafe, so here she/he is.
My local dinosaur, pen and ink, Kambah, ACT, 10 December 2014
I haven’t been to our local cafe much recently, but managed to make it both this week and last week.
When I checked back through my sketchbook I found my drawings from early August. So here they are earliest first.
Cafe Wednesday 7 August 2013
Cafe Wednesday 14 August 2013
The dinosaur’s back.
Cafe Wednesday 18 September 2013
This week I did a pencil sketch of the signs outside the convenience store.
Cafe Wednesday 25 September 2013
I wanted to put some colour in but was reluctant to work on the original drawing. Thankfully we now have scanning and printing so here is a coloured version of the sign drawing.
Watercolour over a scanned copy of my pencil drawing for 25 September 2013
Another Wednesday another dinosaur drawing!
Our local dinosaur safely behind barbed wire, 26 June 2013
I’m not sure how this happened, but I forgot to publish this post from last month (15 May). Better late than never, which might be appropriate for my subject matter.
I was thinking that there wasn’t much to draw today when I went for my regular cup of coffee then I remembered the dinosaur next to the coffee shop. Yup, a Postosuchus, a North American dinosaur that was part of the ancestral lineage of today’s crocodiles. Of course this is a model rather than the real thing and belongs to the reptile shop next door to the coffee shop. While our friend looked quite jaunty over Christmas, sporting a red Santa hat, I am glad I wasn’t around when it was alive as it was one of the top predators of it’s era. Here is my quick pen sketch.
A pen sketch of our local Postosuchus (yes, I did get the spelling wrong on the drawing)
As someone who fancies her powers of observation, that fact that I never thought to draw this chap before seems to be rather a lapse.