Schooner and Bark in Harbor (from Scrapbook)
I love this drawing because it is a perfect example of a quick, on-the-spot drawing that captures a real-life scene, by a master artist. This drawing probably took only 15 to 20 minutes to actually draw. Regardless of how much this matched real life, the drawing itself has a great composition. There is the dock in the foreground, the first ship, the second ship, and the eye is then led to just the suggestion of the other side of the harbour in the distance. I love how much the drawing states, without getting caught up in detail, and gives a quick and mini slice of life in the artist's time and life.
A theme of this website is that anyone can learn to draw competently. Taking the time to do so, and then taking the time to create fun quick drawings like this, that capture your time, place, and personality is a gift to the future. Time passes quickly and life seems to change even quicker. Even if you don't think much of your own work, chances are your parents, kids, and friends probably will, and only more so as each day drifts into the past, but your uniquely personal capturing of a moment holds it for you and for them, indefinitely.
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