Monday, 27 August 2012

Beach Collections

Hi everyone,

Had a lot of fun putting together the beach collections. I collected so much stuff, it has been difficult not to want to show it all. 

The above are digital templates from Pugly Pixel. For the cost of a cup of coffee, I got 9 templates. Just go to Resources>Freebies>Blog Photo Layouts (Part 7) and follow the link. There is also a tutorial if you are not sure how to use them.

These are drawings from my sketch book of some of my finds. I have used pens, watercolours and a tiny bit of white acrylic paint on this page. 

Below is a page from my field journal that I sketched while at the beach and I added the watercolours when I got back home. I love grasses and sometimes I feel they get overlooked even though they are a large part of our landscape.

There are more sketches in the Ode to Nature class album.

I can hardly believe we are at week three of this class. I am enjoying it tremendously. I had better make the best of it as the new school term commences next week!

Bye for now, Andy


Maria Ontiveros said...

These are delightful! I really like how you placed them on the sand. Your sand is lighter and has a much finer grain than out here on my Northern California beach (so it seems to enhance, rather than distract, which I think mine did). There's also not that many stones out here.
Love how watercolors bring the field journal to life. And, yes, I do tend to ignore grasses. Looking forward to lesson #4.

alexa said...

Both your pages are lovely - I love grasses too, and your shell drawing and colouring is so skilled.

Andy said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. Andy

Andy said...

Hi Rinda, thank you for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them. Andy

Jeans 'n Tshirt said...

morning Andy!
love the collections but the Grass sketch is my fav ( maybe cause I dont have a beach and the shells make me jealous ;o)