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    I've been working on some drawings lately, on days when it's too cold to work outside.
    Thought I'd post a few here.[IMG]

    [IMG] boat drawing#6 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Here are a few more.

    [IMG] boat drawing#10 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG] boat drawing#8 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG] boat drawing#5 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Afew of my references are from photos here on the forum. I hope it's ok with people. For instance, the first one I posted it based on Thorne's boat. I think it's a Swampscott Dory? Anyway lots of poetic license is taken. Hope ya'll like 'em!

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    Well done.

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    The first one and #8 are my favorites... so far
    got more?

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    NIce. I like the style.
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    Yes,your style is pleasant to behold.

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    You have talent. Thank you for sharing these.

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    Lovety-love-love 'em! Do you take commissions?

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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Here's a couple more. One from today-the flag, and one from last week.

    [IMG] flag026 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] bench vise025 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    And I would certainly take commissions, but perhaps best discussed off-forum or in PM. Don't want to bend tha rules!

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    Great Drawings !!!!
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    Wonderful!
    I'll just take my chances with those salt water joys.

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    vooookin brilliant
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    Here's another drawing from this morning. I may try to add one each day, but don't hold me to that!

    [IMG] motorsailer027 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Good workó very enjoyable and thanks for posting it. Nice sense of form and proportion, and a strong feel for the reality of the things you depict.

    If you'll allow a single suggestion, from one who grew up with an artist mother and has worked with artists and illustrators on book projects, you might want to try varying the weight of your line a bit, i.e. using a finer pen for details and shading than for outlines.

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    Good advice. I'm going to buy some new pens this week. Didn't realize the drawings would be so much fun!

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    Very nice, you're an expert at shading (are you a shady character?). It looks like you used a bit of watercolor in 027? Not asking for anything but here's a photo I like you can use if it suits you.

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    Lovely drawings - they remind me of Arthur Ransome's illustrations.

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    I **THOUGHT** that first drawing looked strangely familiar - very nice! Mine's a Chamberlain Dory Skiff with a low-profile CB case and bowsprit, and I certainly have no issues with you posting drawings based on it. Really, in my opinion anything posted on the InterWebs-Thingie should be regarded as fair game as a basis for artwork...
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    Thanks so much Thorne! She's lovely. I'm not trying to profit from these really, anyway. I'm hoping to wrangle a ride on the Charles W. Morgan next summer. Wish me luck!

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    Thank you! Nice eye candy.

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    One I worked on yesterday, and finished today.[IMG] foredeck028 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Love 'em.

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    Dec.14 2014.[IMG] tuna032 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG] single block031 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    The clarity of these would be really good illustrating an article on how-to do something.
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    Thanks Gerard. I've been thinking somewhat along those lines. For now, I'll just keep on working.
    Here is a junk-rigged sailboat. Possibly a vertue?[IMG] junk rig by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Oh, my. Great talent, great use of it.
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    To Gib E. Sorry not to have replied sooner. That's alovely boat and an amazing photo! Did you build her? Got any close ups of interior details?

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    Hey Falcon, I like you work and have a couple of questions for you.

    The washes you are using for shading, is that water colour or are you using dilute ink?

    And how are you getting such nice, clean captures of your artwork? Do you use a scanner or are they photos?

    I am experimenting with a few line drawings. At the moment I use them as labels on my home brew beer for a bit of fun, and because I only have a laser printer at home I stick to black lines on white paper for the original art. I've tried using the cam scanner app on my phone but I still get too much variation in the shade of the paper. I've thought about adding some washes as well, the thing I really need to work on is rendering the sea:

    1st effort:


    2nd effort:


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    Hello Analog,
    These are really nice! I love the last one. I'm using diluted ink for my washes, and Micron waterproof pens for line work.
    These are small, (8x10) so they fit right on the scanner bed. I'm starting a bigger one now, which will need to be photographed. I'm familiar with that gradation on the white sheet, but I don't know how to avoid it. Good luck!

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    I'm drawing at a similar scale. I have an old flatbed scanner in the attic, but I no longer own a PC with a parallel port to connect it to, time to google for some tips I think.

    My son is spending a lot of time making up cartoon characters at the moment, sounds like a good excuse to hit an art supply store together. I've done some ink washes in the past, might be time to try again but I need to get the right ink and probably some better paper stock.
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    We've got a sort of new Epson scan/copy/print machine that scans great, prints ok. My wife deals with a lot of this office stuff. She's a painter who blogs and has an Etsy shop. I'm the lucky beneficiary.

    These drawings are on Strathmore Drawing paper 8x10 pad-around $5 for a 24 sheet pad. The ink is Higgins Waterproof Drawing ink, which I put into six small jars in increments. I fill the (tiny) jars all to the same height with water, then add, say six squirts to the first, four to the second, two to the third, etc. Then I brush an example of each onto a test strip for reference.

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    I think scanner software has improved a lot over the years. I've noticed my 2 year old HP all-in-one machine seems to do an excellent job figuring out when the background should be white. My last scanner, which was admittedly bought in 2002 or so, never gave very clear results no matter what the settings - the background was never clear white.

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    Here are two of my favorite tools. A Stanley 110 that a friend was getting rid of, which I rehabilitated, and a new Lee-Nielsen low angle block plane.

    [IMG] planes034 by Lazyjack3, on Flickr[/IMG]

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