Shoot it, Sketch it: Room with a view

Room with a view – ink, watercolour and digital, 265 x 195 mm, 2013.
Room with a view – ink, watercolour and digital, 265 x 195 mm, 2013.
My new workbench and the view of our beautiful plum tree.
My new workbench and the view of our beautiful plum tree.

I’m so thrilled to have a workbench I can stand at to draw and paint — it is SO MUCH BETTER than sitting at a desk all day. It is perfect for me and I love it. Goodbye horrid old computer desk that didn’t even have enough room for an A3 sheet of paper. Hello beautiful (and, let’s face it, unashamedly sexy) oak workbench with cupboards and drawers and lots of space. What a great way to start the new year.

The sketch was done with a dip pen and ink. I’m afraid some abuse of the pen was necessary to get those scratchy textures — but it has survived to dip another day. The watercolour ‘tree’ was painted on a separate piece of paper and added in Photoshop.

– before –
– after –

~ new year ~ new work space ~ new outlook ~ and a new WordPress header : )

Also participating in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch Sketch and Poppytump. Why don’t you join us?

17 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Room with a view

  1. Hi Anna That’s super with a shot of PinkyPlum ! never tried a dip pen .
    What a nice start to the NY with organised space to work and such a nice view 🙂
    Not something I’ll be sketching for awhile -if ever !

  2. A big, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone for your lovely comments : )

    Creating this ‘work’ space has been a long time coming (some of you will know just how long!). If you’re not absolutely IN LOVE with your studio/art room/spare bedroom/cave, I recommend doing whatever you can to make it the best it can possibly be — take away stuff, add stuff, change stuff — make it work for you. Now if I could just sort out the rest of the house/property!

  3. Great advice about the workspace! I may have to look into a standing arrangement…I honestly never thought about it! Glad you have found your happy place and I’m enjoying what’s coming out of it, for sure!

    1. No, it’s not an antique, but it does have that kind of vibe, doesn’t it? And as for the view… let’s just say that it’s a nice view from the right angle ; )

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