No Right Turn – A Collaborate Graphic Novel

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Our Sketching Workshop group is developing a graphic novel that started by accident. Rene Fijten posted an image in the group and another member of the group followed creating a sequence. This continued developing making a story. This is how we are so far and the story goes as this:

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by Cat Andrew

by Cat Andrew

By Rene Fijten

By Rene Fijten

by Jim Scheel

by Jim Scheel

by Laura Sfiat

by Laura Sfiat

by Holger Wendt

by Holger Wendt

by Amanda Lee Condict

by Amanda Lee Condict

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by Jorge Royan

by Jorge Royan

by Mark Fraley

by Mark Fraley

by Sofiya Voznaya

by Sofiya Voznaya

by Jim Scheel

by Jim Scheel

by Marco Guzetti

by Marco Guzetti

by Cat Andrew

by Cat Andrew

by Wes Douglas

by Wes Douglas

by Wes Douglas

by Wes Douglas

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by Nicholas Choong

by Nicholas Choong

by Laura Sfiat

by Laura Sfiat

by Béliza Mendes

by Béliza Mendes

by Rene Fijten

by Rene Fijten

by  Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson

by Nicholas Choong and coloured by Jonas Ericson

Detail on a Building in Back Bay

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This detail corner was done on my Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook. I used Lamy fountain pens for the outlines and sketching, this was done on dry brush technique with W&N Cotman watercolors.

It is important to keep on sight good contrasts of light and shadow I believe to make a bold statement on volumes.

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Happy New Year 2013 -Greetings from Boston

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winterThis Drawing was done on my Stillman and Birn Sketchbook and scanned to be coloured in Photoshop. I do my own brushes in Photoshop from scratch by creating my own presets out of my hand brush strokes, then I stamped them on the image picking the right composition colors, the rest is just gradations and fills in masked areas, varying opacity in the layering.

The spirit of NEW year 2014

Wish the best for all of you who follow my blog, my regards to your families and utmost gratitude for visiting my blog!

Only in Blue

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We are a group of 150 artists and illustrators that share work and techniques

https://www.facebook.com/SketchingWorkshop

we often “play” challenges like this in which we limit the materials and try to come up with something creative, then play a guessing game to see who drew what.

We call it Sherlock. In this case, we limited the challenge to just a few list of materials and one color

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Opie. S.O.A. Ink portrait

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This is Opie from the Sons of Anarchy TV series.

I don’t draw celebrities, I like the character of this pose.

This is done on a brand new Beta series Stillman and Birn and a fountain pen, just one point.

I like black and white for this type of portrait, sort of a distress feeling to it

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Portraits in ink

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This portraits were made using a Safari  Lamy pen EF with Noodler’s ink on a 6×8 wirebound Beta Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook

Some drawings are better left in black and white, can’t explain exactly why, there’s a certain elegance to it.

The first is a portrait of Bernard V.

The last portrait of Jorge R. took me to do an extra preliminary sketch since I found a bit complicated to make out the detail of the beard and mustache

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Downtown Boston II

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More of downtown Boston, for this sketches I used Cotman Watercolors on Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

I am not very happy with my greens I am trying to come up with a good greens palette and more cooling colors

In the first sketch I invested a bit more time and got into the shadows.

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