The neighbor´s boat

rhedinsboat_140709

A pure line drawing this time. I didn´t have time to colour it, since I was going to meet people at the ferry, and afterwards I kind of liked it like this. Still not sure if I´m going to add some little colour somewhere. What do you think?

Approx. 28 x 28 cm, Duke calligraphy nib with Platinum Carbon ink on Langton watercolour paper.

11 Responses to “The neighbor´s boat”

  1. eSeN says:

    It does look cool like this. I keep on finding more stuff every time I look at it. And yet, I can’t help but get excited about how you would colour it and what it would look like when it was finished. And that’s what it comes down to, for me, anyway – do you like it unfinished, which is valid, or finished?

    • Thanks eSeN. Interesting to hear this. This is what I´m thinking too – I wounder how I would colour it. I have a couple of ideas in mind, but I can´t try them both on the same drawing… ;)

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Just put color on the water. Nice sketch either way.

  3. Jen Appel says:

    Without the colour you really get to study of the lines of the boat. The way you cropped it for your profile image on FB really brought out the perspective and looked great as is.

    My former art teacher used to always annoy me with the same introspective question: what do you think? Do you think it’s done? ;)

    • Hehe, yeah, art teachers can be truly annoying. I´m hoping my students will remember me as one of those. ;)
      But yeah, is it finished or not? I think it is. But I could easily keep working on it too. With the risk of overdoing it, of course.

  4. I went back to this drawing several times which I probably wouldn’t have done had it been coloured but I love how you use colour so I’d like to see a version with colour too!

    • Thanks a lot. It´s interesting to hear that you went back to it several times. It makes sense, for me a finished drawing with colour and all is easier to take in as a whole, while a simpler line drawing makes the eye wander a bit more, to try to figure out for- and background and follow paths and whatnot.

  5. Leave it as is. The clean line really works well. I never knew your line work would be so interesting. I think that the color distracts and overwhelms the line.

  6. Not to say that color is bad but in this case the drawings works without color.

  7. Thanks for your input, Amitabh! It´s interesting to hear everyone´s view on this.


Copyright © 2014 Nina Johansson. All Rights Reserved.
No computers were harmed in the 0.166 seconds it took to produce this page.

Designed/Developed by Lloyd Armbrust & hot, fresh, coffee.