Posts Tagged ‘sketch’

van gogh sketch

This is one of Vincent Van Gogh’s sketches which is currently displayed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Van Gogh had a short art career of only 10 years. But in those ten years, he produced over 900 works of art. To say that he was prolific would be an understatement. This is one of the sketches he did in that time period.

What I love about this piece is that he probably didn’t mean for it to be a work of art to be sold. He was just sketching when he did it. In fact, you can see that he drew it on an envelope. I imagine that the urge to draw just struck him and an envelope was the first piece of paper in his vicinity.

Nonetheless, whatever his intentions were, this was a masterpiece in my eyes. I love the feel of winter I get from this piece.






This is a quick sketch I did of Marilyn Monroe. It was done with pencil on wrinkled parchment paper to give it a vintage look.

To see a larger view, click here:

-Roz Abellera

Paintiing The Dragon Part 1

My latest painting is my original work called ‘The Dragon’. I am doing it in a minimalist, line drawing, Asian art style in the vein of the great artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Hokusai is the artist who painted the famous painting, ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa.’ If you’re not familiar with his work, here’s a link about him

So I start this painting by doing a sketch of what the painting will generally look like. Above is the sketch I came up with done in pencil on paper.

-Roz Barron Abellera