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Pen & Ink: Big Gramp’s House

November 11, 2015

This is my lastest pen and ink drawing.  I like working in this medium because of the details I can add.  “Big Gramp’s House” is First Love’s grandparents’ house.  It was originally built in the early 1800s as a simple log cabin.  Obviously, there have been several improvements and renovations over the almost 200 years since it first went up…most done by the original family which owned it until about 40 years ago.  The current homeowners may be surprised to know that the original logs are still within the structure.

2011 JSD drawing of Big Gramps House copyright

I used Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pen on Bristol.  This may likely be my last pen and ink drawing since my vision problems have returned…temporarily, I hope.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2015 10:25 am

    It’s spectacular, and I’m so glad to see it. A beautiful home sketched from love. We have to hope it is far from the last.

  2. November 11, 2015 10:50 am

    Such painstaking and beautiful work. I do so hope the problems are temporary too. All the very best of wishes to you, JSD x

    • November 11, 2015 1:30 pm

      Thanks, ooobop. I’m hoping for the best.

  3. November 11, 2015 12:26 pm

    Absolutely outstanding. Do you sell your work?

    • November 11, 2015 1:29 pm

      Thanks. I’ve never sold anything, but thought it would be nice to be able to say that I have.

  4. Elayne permalink
    November 11, 2015 3:46 pm

    I like it a lot…wonderful house…wonderful drawing

  5. November 12, 2015 4:13 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. I’m so in awe of this drawing.

    • November 12, 2015 6:28 pm

      Thanks, Barb! BTW, I enjoyed reading about your trek across the UK!

  6. November 14, 2015 12:41 pm

    So beautiful! You are very talented 🙂 MJ

    • November 14, 2015 8:07 pm

      Thank you, emjay…I love doing these and hope to do more.

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