Sunday 3 December 2017

Moment Sketchers - Final for the year

THIS WEEKEND is the final Moment Sketchers, previously known as Moment Catchers, of 2017.

I didn't get a chance to sketch yesterday but today we put up our only Christmas tree...a cute little table top tree. I just had to sketch it! 

Here is the first Prismacolor pencil layer after a light graphite sketch. 
I laid in the highlights first with a Prismacolour white pencil.
Then I started placing the greenery around the highlights going from light to dark.

The end result. 
More Prismacolour pencil work. 
Then I used a Posca paint marker in white to brighten some of the highlights.
The Christmas tree was sketched in a Strathmore sketchbook with tan-toned paper.


I REMEMBERED that I didn't do a blog post showing my Moment Sketchers efforts for last month so here 'tis.  Bradley and I had watched the documentary titled - A Street Cat named Bob. I had read the book before and the documentary was great too.  It's about a street cat in England who bonds with a young homeless man who then turns his life around.

We also tried out the vegan doughnuts from the new Doughnut Time shop which recently opened in our area. The Rocky Road doughnuts were delicious!

First the pen sketch

Then a layer of watercolour 

The end result. 
I used some Prismacolor pencils to give the watercolour more depth.

The completed page spread in my sketchbook 


THIS AFTERNOON we had a storm move in which thankfully turned out to be a bit of a fizzer, however, it left behind this very eerie, bright yellow glow to the atmosphere around us. It was very hard to capture on camera as it was so much more intense and golden than what you see in the image. Last time we had something like that happen was just before a severe dust storm moved in but that is not on the cards this far as I know.

I hope you're all enjoying a beautiful weekend!


  1. i want a donut now lol

    very cool looking sky :)

  2. I just love it when you show the steps--and am still amazed by what you produce. Creepy gold sky.
    I found the documentary on streaming and am going to watch all about Bob. Looks good! Perfect day for it--very dark (10:30 in the morning and it is like dusk out there) and we are supposed to get snow. Nice day to be inside doing laundry and watching good shows. Love and hugs, my dear friend! :)

  3. Hi Serena :) The sky is lovely! Ours are dark and dreary these days. Your drawings are really great, I do love that Christmas tree :) I've heard of Bob and the way he changed that man's life, I haven't found time to watch the documentary but it looks so inspiring. :)

  4. Based on your sketch, your tree must be stunning in person. You've given those decorations such depth. Wonderful - all of them.