Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Bus!" work in progress + a sketch

 This is for my youngest niece who is currently enthralled with buses. I don't usually draw vehicles (stayed away from them because all the precise bits scared me) but if it's buses she likes, a bus I paint! Tomorrow I'll finish the windshield, road and sky. Wish me luck. I would hate to mess it up now.
Speaking of vehicles, I had to bring ours in for the Drive Clean test for license renewal. Across the street is a nice market so I had a cookie + coffee and did a sketch to pass the time. Now that I've made up my mind to regularly sketch, I cart my book around and I'm finding lots of opportunities to pull it out and do a quick study. Happy Thursday.

12 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Wow! I have some serious bus envy! I love this bus- strong dynamic confident work- it just shines:) Also, love the sketch- I have sketch envy now too- very inspiring post Kim!

Ray Rempel said...

Kim, Where did you get a bus to sit still? Oh yeah, between the hours of nine to 3. Nicely done . . . so far. I'm liking the look. Takes me back to a time long ago when they were a dark part of my past. They would drop us off at something akin to a jail for 6 hours each day. The hi-lite of the day was definitely the drive home!

Nancy Colella said...

Me too. I love the bus! Very strong design. And very correct drawing! Post it when it's done!

Virginia Floyd said...

I just love the brush strokes on the front of that yellow brush! The windshield actually looks finished to me...I'll be interested in seeing how you finish this out. I know your niece will love it!

Sandra said...

I LOVE the bus! They don't look like that in the UK. I so enjoy your sketches :0)

Fay Terry said...

Great post, Kim, and I love seeing another of your wonderful sketches. You have inspired me to start keeping my sketchbook handy, too.
The bus is really special-reminds me of the many years that I waved good-bye to my students every afternoon and hated to see them go. I loved teaching as much as I love painting now.

martinealison said...

Votre nièce va être gâtée avec cette peinture... Il n'est pas simple de peindre un bus ou tout autre véhicule...
J'aime particulièrement vos bus. Lorsque je suis allée rendre visite à mon amie Susan dans le Maine, j'adorais voir les bus scolaires jaunes... J'ai pris un tas de photos d'eux!...
Je trouve que de faire des croquis régulièrement est un excellent exercice... Tout comme un pianiste avec ses gammes!
Gros bisous à vous.

Studio at the Farm said...

This really is a great bus, Kim. I'm sure your niece will love it! And the sketch is very well done [always good to practice those!]

Barbara M. said...

Don't worry about the bus, you've done the hard part, and it looks fabulous. What a great sketch too. What kind of pen were you using? Awesome astoundingly great work.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Kim, the bus is off to a great start. And I love the sketch- it's beautiful. I was honestly just thinking that I should get a book to carry with me so I can sketch when a moment pops up. The life drawing sessions are good, but once a week is not enough to build up skills at the rate I would like to improve.

Nicki

Linda Popple said...

Your bus is looking great! Can't wait to see it finished! Like your sketch, too. I need to put a sketchbook in my purse ... thanks for the reminder, Kim!

Chris said...

the wheels on the bus go round and round...wonder if you sing that song in Canada? Fun painting and keep sketching and posting them.