I thought the two pencil ups for the commissions would be good to see. I had to be out of town again last week but was able to get this part finished for both before I left.
I am pretty pleased with this smaller one so far. It is only 10×8 but the pencil drawing is fairly detailed and took quite a bit of time. I had to add in most of the deck steps as they were cut off in the picture. It is nicely wooded and I wanted to nestle the cottage in the foliage. The porch is screened in rather than glassed which will be a little bit different texturally. It is only pen and ink so I should be able to finish it pretty quickly.
The barn drawing is somewhat larger – 14×10. Someone liked the stone barn drawings in my etsy shop and wanted her barn drawn so here I am. It is not as complicated as the cottage, but has its own unique peculiarities. The foundation is field stone and the upper is faded chestnut boards. The barn is surrounded by fenced in pastures and the lower part has five stall openings underneath. She wants it watercolored like the shop barns so that will be a bit different than most of my architectural work. I should have a large portion of the smaller one done today and maybe even finished on Monday. the barn will take a bit longer.