I spotted this abandoned accessory on a riverbank and thought it would be a good subject for Shoot it, Sketch it. The quality of the photo isn’t great (it’s another camera-phone photo) but it’s more than good enough for sketching purposes. After all, to quote photographer Chase Jarvis, the best camera is the one you have with you.
I was inspired to take the photo because the artificial pink and white looked wonderfully eccentric against the natural green. The black/white/pink image is the one I set out to create — and I’m very happy with it — but I also really like the emphasis on texture in the ink and graphite image (shown below, before I added the colour in Photoshop). And now, becuase I don’t know which one I prefer, I’ve posted both.
A few others taking part in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of Colour, The Little Leaf, Lunch Sketch, Poppytump, Two Scamps, Baaps and 30 Minute Art.
21 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Left”
Lots of detail in this. How did you work in this?
How? Lots of patience over quite a few hours : ) What did I use? Staedtler pigment liners (0.1, 0.3) for the linework and graphite for the shading. The pink was added in Photoshop because I didn’t want to colour the original drawing. Lots of fun.
Oops, I meant how long. Typing on an ipad is challenging–at least for me.
I love this. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks : ) I’m not sure exactly how long it took. Maybe six hours? Something like that.
It sounds like you and several others are having fun withis project. Clever, and nicely done. Dave
Awesome Anna, I love the pink jandal lying on the Black & White grass. It just pops! 🙂
I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but, in the original photo, what is it? Once you tell me, it’ll be perfectly obvious, but, for now, I think it must be a deformed Easter Egg. What am I missing and/or misunderstanding?
No, it’s not a deformed anything… It’s a jandal (that’s the New Zealand word for rubber sandal or flip-flop). Thanks for playing : )
Of course! Thank you. That makes much more sense.
That’s okay. The only problem is now all I can think about is Easter eggs… and we haven’t bought any yet : )
So Very interesting 🙂 Love the mixing up of mediums 😉 Very talented You 🙂
Don’t you wonder where the other thong is? I once saw a tree called “The thong tree” by a river that all the lost thongs nailed to it. Your sketch is so detailed it must have taken hours!
Yes, I do wonder! Surely you would notice a sort of scratchy feeling under one foot and be tempted to look down : )
My best guess is that it took me about six hours (not all at one go, I might add… but over several days).
Like all those lost flip flops that turn up with the tide … never ever a pair !
Maybe there is a FlipFlop Reef somewhere that can be seen from outerspace :-O
Clever to add the colour only in Photoshop Anna … as you say you can keep the original in tact .
: ) FlipFlop Reef could rival that little wall in China!
Really fun to watch the shot being transformed into a great sketch. Well done! (I also like the ‘best camera is the one you have with you’ quote, as it happens to me too. My next smartphone, if ever, will be selected with ALSO the camera in mind)
Thanks. It’s funny but I don’t really use my cellphone as a phone very often — it’s mainly for photos… oh and the occasional text : )
This is really cool! I am currently studying graphic design only in my second year so I still have so much to learn! I enjoy sketching and photography too, I love your work 🙂
Thanks : ) I finished my graphic design diploma last year. I considered staying on to do the full degree but decided instead to throw myself into the art/design world and carry on learning (self-directed) from home. I hope you enjoy your course. I look forward to seeing what you get up to (I’m now a follower)!
Thanks so much 🙂 I think throwing yourself in and learning yourself is one of the best ways! Still figuring out the wonderful world of blogging lol