Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Olympic moments

Once again watching the Olympics, drawing with a pencil and a BIG eraser then correcting and coloring the next day. This is from Tuesday nights Women's Snowboard Cross. I guess this sketch is suppose to be Lindsey Jacobellis, but it is a combination of all the boarders.

Lots of interviews with the beautiful Lindsay Vonn. Pencil in small Moleskine watercolor journal. I was going to add watercolor but liked the pencil lines. Maybe later I will add color. What do you think?

Another pencil sketch of Lindsay Vonn adding color with colored pencils in Handbook journal.

14 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

These are just wonderful, Jennifer...we don't have a working television, and I do miss the Olympics! (Very little else, though, so it's OK.) (And I like the pencil Lindsay just as she is...)

laura said...

I like your pencil sketch of Lindsay--perfect as is; she certainly is lovely.
I love the watercolor and will have to give your method a try ... eraser in hand!

Arty Velarde said...

Your watercolors are wonderful. Lot's of movement! I like the style too.
Kate (cathy Johnson: I have LOTS of working tvs. be thankful you don't have any.. keeps you creative. NOW I know your secret!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Lydia, busted! I get a LOT more time to create with no TV time. We watch the occasional movie on the DVD player, that's it. I can get news on my computer!

Miss the Olympics, though--I'm enjoying seeing them through Jennifer's eyes!

nanke's stuff said...

As always, these are marvelous! Your portrait of Lindsay is really beautiful, and your capture of the action amazes me. nancy

Paula Jarvis said...

Your posts are always something to anticipate and enjoy. - paula

john.p said...

These Olympic sketches are wonderful. The motion is intimidating to me, but I should try, anyway. You speak well with your brush.

Minerva said...

You are really good at capturing the moment, or I'd better say, two moments: the olympic athletes motion and keeping your creativity going on while watching tv!

Johanna said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your olympics sketches! Impressed and inspired. I might try something like this myself. Thank you for sharing.

john wall said...

Lindsay has had to deal with many obstacles, and it was great to see her triumph despite her lingering injuries

sues scott said...

I love the lines on the 2nd one too. Maybe you could scan and print it on watercolor paper to add color. Great work!

A Brush with Color said...

These are all great! You've really captured all these folks. I, too, like the pencil version as it is--I'm sure if you do decide to color it, it'll be perfect, knowing you, but I love it now.

phthaloblu said...

Love looking at your sketches. Those motion ones are awesome.

raena said...

These are great and I agree, I like the Lindsay in pencil as is!