A Bit of Sketching Here and There

Christina Wald's Sketchbook Musings
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Happy Easter everyone! A sketch of my friend’s ducklings.

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Happy Easter everyone! A sketch of my friend’s ducklings.

Warm up watercolor sketch… Thinking of Easter,

Warm up watercolor sketch… Thinking of Easter,

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I am sure everyone is as excited as we are about season 4 of Game of Thrones. We usually have a premiere cook off, but this April is too busy for us.

We will have some multi-course party closer to the finale when thing are less insane (ha).

It occurs to me when I do these, color may make my look and find too easy to solve. Often they are in black and white to fool the eye in books and magazines and that seems to work well with the theme.

I knew starting this there was no hope of getting more than a tiny fraction of the characters or story packed into on image so I focused on my favorite characters. Obviously, it cherry-picks the books/movies  and there are spoilers, but I suspect if you have not seen the shows or read the books, the images will not mean much.

I do love some of the characters. Sam Tarly is my favorite caricature of the bunch.

Another sketch from Friday’s Newport Aquarium visit of the new turtle exhibit featuring Bravo the Galapagos turtle.

Here is a Vine video: https://vine.co/v/MOPTeWOxVhi

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Painting from a live art event I did last night with the Ghost Empire Collective at the Drinkery in Over the Rhine. Getting geared up for Game of Thrones in the best way…

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Painting from a live art event I did last night with the Ghost Empire Collective at the Drinkery in Over the Rhine. Getting geared up for Game of Thrones in the best way…

Another visit to Newport Aquarium to sketch. Love these crabs!

Another visit to Newport Aquarium to sketch. Love these crabs!

I love these buildings they are renovating in OTR on Vine Street next to Suder’s Art store.

This one has big beautiful windows. I had to sketch it when I saw it yesterday.

I love these buildings they are renovating in OTR on Vine Street next to Suder’s Art store.

This one has big beautiful windows. I had to sketch it when I saw it yesterday.

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Sketch for the latest Ghost Empire Collective challenge which was honoring the dead. I did it in honor of Carl Sagan and the new Cosmos.

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Sketch for the latest Ghost Empire Collective challenge which was honoring the dead. I did it in honor of Carl Sagan and the new Cosmos.

Sketch I did in Clifton this evening before the Tim’s Vermeer movie. VERY windy… The movie is fascinating. It hypothesizes Vermeer’s use of lenses and mirrors to do his work. Vine: https://vine.co/v/Mbt0puOjr2n

Sketch I did in Clifton this evening before the Tim’s Vermeer movie. VERY windy…

The movie is fascinating. It hypothesizes Vermeer’s use of lenses and mirrors to do his work.

Vine: https://vine.co/v/Mbt0puOjr2n

Finally warn enough to get outside and sketch! This was at Washington Park yesterday afternoon.
Shaky vine video on location: https://vine.co/v/Mqm9J5t6xPi

Finally warn enough to get outside and sketch! This was at Washington Park yesterday afternoon.

Shaky vine video on location: https://vine.co/v/Mqm9J5t6xPi

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The rare Angleroar Sea Dragon… I drew it for my nephew’s (belated) birthday card. I usually draw a dragon, but since he was just snorkeling on vacation, I went under the sea.

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The rare Angleroar Sea Dragon… I drew it for my nephew’s (belated) birthday card. I usually draw a dragon, but since he was just snorkeling on vacation, I went under the sea.

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The most recent sketch challenge for The Ghost Empire Collective.
The theme was Star Wars and Music.
I have always thought that operas were the blockbusters of their time with ostentatious sets and over the top special effects. The Ring Cycle by Wagner was The Lord of the Rings movies of its time.
I got the idea because I had just watched Wagner & Me with Stephen Fry discussing Richard Wagner (and the controversy over his legacy). (I never knew that Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria was built in honor of Wagner’s work.)
Of course the Bugs Bunny cartoon What’s Opera Doc is also a tribute to Wagner.
I think Princess Leia is a great Brünnhilde.
This sketch also has a dash of Aida. I can never get The Grand March tune from that one out of my head.

Princess Leia as Brünnhilde…

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The most recent sketch challenge for The Ghost Empire Collective.

The theme was Star Wars and Music.

I have always thought that operas were the blockbusters of their time with ostentatious sets and over the top special effects. The Ring Cycle by Wagner was The Lord of the Rings movies of its time.

I got the idea because I had just watched Wagner & Me with Stephen Fry discussing Richard Wagner (and the controversy over his legacy). (I never knew that Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria was built in honor of Wagner’s work.)

Of course the Bugs Bunny cartoon What’s Opera Doc is also a tribute to Wagner.

I think Princess Leia is a great Brünnhilde.

This sketch also has a dash of Aida. I can never get The Grand March tune from that one out of my head.

Princess Leia as Brünnhilde…

Playing around in the sketchbook, thinking of spring…

Playing around in the sketchbook, thinking of spring…