Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday: Experimenting

"African Violet"
© Nancy Laliberte
sketchbook journal page
canson sketchbook, pentel brush pen and watercolor

I have an African Violet plant in my dining room that is in dire need of transplanting or something because it has a "twin" attached to it. I keep a coffee mug under the "twin" for stabilization. What amazes me is how, despite being in a teeny pot, both plants continue to flower and flourish on a regular basis. Maroon, the goldfish, may be the one to thank for that. ;-)

This page involved experimenting with a Pentel brush pen. It can make thin, thick or calligraphic lines depending on the angle and pressure. Sketchbooks are great for experimenting and practice. You don't have to show anyone if you don't want to; the main thing is to just dive in and do it. 

8 comments:

mary maxam said...

Very lovely sketches. I think you've got a wonderful consistent style that would lend itself beautifully to cards and calenders.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love it Nancy!! Your sketches are just awesome. That is pretty interesting that it has a twin. Your sketches would also make a great calendar, I just love them:)

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thanks Mary and Carrie! And thanks for the great merchandising ideas!

Nancy Standlee said...

Beautiful journal page.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you, Nancy :-)

Crystal Cook said...

LOVE it Nancy!! Loved reading it, and loved seeing the sketch. Just starting is the key isn't it? I need to work in my sketchbook more. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Goldman said...

This has a beautiful gestural quality and I love the colors.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Thank you, Crystal, and yes, just start, no rules, and do it for YOU ;-)
Nancy-you are a wonder with watercolor and florals so thank you!