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A sketch a day: Frozen ~ pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

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Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: Frozen ~ pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6" x 4"

pen and ink, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

It started with a reference photo of majestic icicles which I managed to lose shortly after mapping some details in pencil. Not willing to dig through my huge and badly documented collections of shots taken over 15+ years, I decided to continue on my own and see where it ends. Somehow it ended in an abstract that has little to do with icicles or anything else of that kind, but it was fun to work through it without much commitment to the end result.

Gathering V (rocks in pen and ink, 4″ x 4″) finished

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Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering V ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 4" x 4"

pen and ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 4″

This last little drawing completes the “Gathering” series. It going to be a while before I want to anything other than single drawings.

The original ($80.00) and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Pen and ink” collection.

See the first four pieces in this series:

Gathering I, by Yelena-Shabrova - pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6" Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6" Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4" Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering IV ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 4" x 4"

SVOS Winter Preview Exhibit at the San Jose Bridge Club 2015

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I will have two of my older pieces at the San Jose Bridge Center from January 27 till April 28, 2015:

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring I ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

Yelena Shabrova ~ New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75" x 4.75"

New Spring II ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6.75″ x 4.75″

There will be no reception for this show.

The San Jose Bridge Center is located at 1300 White Oak, Suite 103, Campbell, CA.

A sketch a day: striped leaves

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Yelena Shabrova ~ A sketch a day: striped leaves ~ pen and ink, pastel on Canson drawing paper, 6" x 4"

pen and ink, pastel on Canson drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

Trying out new artist pens that I got for the New Year. They are Sharpy Stylo and Pigma Micron pens. So far, Micron ones win with a little finer lines and more steady ink flow (that’s the left and center leaves).

Gathering IV (rocks in pen and ink, 4″ x 4″) finished

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The fourth piece in the “Gathering” series got no horses, it is dedicated to the beauty of many rock patterns.

I think I will do the final piece the same way, without any representative images. Most comments that I get about this series is about the beauty of rocks themselves it seems fitting to get back to the original idea and focus on that.

The original ($80.00) and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Pen and ink” collection.

9th Annual HARK! Exhibit & Sale

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I will have a few pen and ink pieces in this show:

Gathering I, by Yelena-Shabrova - pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering I – pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4" x 6"

Gathering II ~ pen & ink on drawing paper, 4″ x 6″

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6″ x 4″

If you are in the area, stop by for the opening reception on December 5th, starting at 7 pm.

HARK! 9th annual holiday exhibit & sale is open from December 5th, 2014 through January 16, 2015.

KALEID gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, California 95112

Gathering III (rocks in pen and ink, 6″ x 4″) – in progress

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Updated: October 26, 2014

It’s finished. I like how it turned out more than the first two pieces in the series.

The original ($80.00) and prints are available in my online shop as a part of the “Pen and ink” collection.

Yelena Shabrova ~ Gathering III ~ pen and ink on drawing paper, 6" x 4"

Updated: October 17, 2014

So most of my ideas are not suitable for small shapes and have to be put aside for now. I think there is a larger rocky piece in my feature; meanwhile this one continues to take shape.

Gathering III - rocks in pen and ink, 6" x 4" - in progress

Updated: October 2, 2014

I have more ideas for rock textures that are going to fit into this small piece, and not all of them are going to play nicely together. Decisions – they are very time consuming.

Gathering III - rocks in pen and ink, 6" x 4" - in progress

Original post: September 9, 2014

For the third piece in the “Gathering” series I decided to start with the horses instead of smaller rocks. Apparently it is easier to complete more critical parts of the drawing first than worry about ruining the entire thing if something in the horse does not look right. Who knew! So, outlines are done, one foal is completed but may need some touch-ups when I get to its rock, the other one is not giving me problems so far.

Gathering III - rocks in pen and ink, 6" x 4" - in progress

You can see the first two drawings in the series here and here.