Saturday, September 22, 2012

Assateague Island


I recently spent a very nice week with my family on Chincoteague and Assateague islands. Famous for its wild horses, Assateague also has long stretches of beach still connected to natural habitat. Anyone who has tried will know that beaches are a good place for observational drawing. Visually, they offer strong contrasts of value, a rock solid horizon line able to anchor the wobbliest composition and an assortment of both subtle and bold colors. Also, being a public space, its visitors expect to be observed and don't seem to mind too much if that observer happens to be carrying a pen and sketchbook.


  1. These are really wonderful beach drawing Jonathan! I can feel the strong sun and salty air through your drawing.