from a dad's view

On a 2 hour Cruise, a 2 hour Cruise

Even Gilligan wouldn’t ride on these scribbly boats.  I sketched these real quick with a tech pen and then water colored over the top.  I am as busy as a bee, but will try to keep something up weekly.  Thanks to all that keep hitting my post and I do appreciate you all.

Have a great, safe weekend!

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12 responses

  1. This is cool, Ryan!! I especially love the center front boat with the white inside!! Oh, and the shadows are great, too!!

    November 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    • I learned that the pen should come after the paint, the watercolor although transparent, takes away some of the impact of the ink. Thanks!

      November 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

  2. aswirly

    How do even your real quick sketches look SO COOL!? Huh? And what is a tech pen? I wouldn’t mind a row in one of those boats…well, maybe just a little in the bay. I wouldn’t want to hit any ocean swells in one of those;) Don’t work too hard!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    • Thank you Amber,
      A tech or Mechanical tech pen, is used in graphic arts. The pen that come in various sizes, uses black ink that flows thru a very fine tube with a wire in it to control the flow. They can be a pain, because of being very delicate and easily dries up, and has to be cleaned.
      Floating in a boat, sun putting a slight sting to the skin, and the soothing sound of the water slapping the side of the boat… Oh, sounds so good right now!

      November 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

  3. What a lovely peaceful scene. As long as these boats don’t leak, I think I would not mind floating around on the water for a day and taking it all in. Some of my favorite days on the lake, as a child, was rowing an old clunker of a Lake Michigan rowboat around the shoreline of our inland small lake and looking into the water for sightings of turtles and fish. These boats all seem to be honoring the distant shore awaiting the fisherman who might be coming down that road, in the distance, to retrieve them.

    November 12, 2010 at 6:28 am

    • Thank you Leslie,
      You know me, I love to fish, but even if the fish aren’t biting, I still can spend the entire day floating in a boat, and admiring the wildlife.

      November 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

  4. Love the boats. But I think I’ll stay on land. 🙂

    November 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm

  5. I love the boats! You’ve touched every detail of the shore quite vividly . The small hut on the right bank of the river and other small things adds beauty to your painting . Your a master painter:)

    November 15, 2010 at 1:28 am

  6. Nice work on the boat, it reminds me of the fishing village at Malaysia. I like how you sketch the boat with so much details.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  7. Gorgeous Ryan, I agree with Carol.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

  8. I love the intensity of the ink against the bright colors. Your sketching is strong. I love it !

    November 17, 2010 at 7:25 am

  9. This is so well done. I enjoy the worn look of the boats. They don’t look like they float around doing nothing all day.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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