The Blog of the John Simlett Studio
Quit knocking your photograph! I get the picture! I saw this a s soon as it popped onto my page.This drawing is phenomenal John--now take down that etching and-- No. Hang this next to the etching--or close by. Your work is fastidious and you love your subject of you couldn't do such (I hate this word, the last generation wrecked it) awesome. (Don't hold this word against me--but it is true).
Oh my Gosh, John!!! This is so amazing!! You are sooooo incredibly talented and I enjoy your work so much!! I see the doorway in the distance..oh my, the details are perfect! I can't say enough on how I feel! Congratulations!!
Hilda, thank you so very much, you really are kind. It takes me a week or two to decide if I like my stuff, all I can see is the bits I would have done differently.Loved your picture of you as a schoolgirl, so cleverly done.
Bless you, Linda, you lifted my spirits no end ...although I'm not sure why I was down over a silly photograph. The next one is to be a bit of a sidestep: an old Tramp Steamer moored quayside in Newcastle (NE England), from a 1927 photograph. Looks tricky ... thank goodness.
It looks fabulous, John! I think the level of your skill comes through where the photo may not be to your liking. I found that photographing my work in my laundry room that only has fluorescent light has given me the best results. It is depressing when you get all the way to the end and then the camera won't cooperate. You do wonderful work!!!!
Gadzooks! What an amazing drawing. Beautifully done...what an undertaking! I love the strong sunlight and the far away steeples. Bravo!
Thanks Celeste, I'm glad you like it ... the strong sunlight is too strong though, the picture is quite dark.
Thanks Carrie, appreciate you kind comments. It's the sort of scene that works so well as a large picture - the problem is some of the fine lines disappear when reduced to a quarter full size, turning quite a dark picture into a light one. At least If I get prints made they will be full size.
Ciao John,che lavoro...titanico! Sei davvero un disegnatore eccezionale!E' tutto molto bello: l'insieme, i dettagli, la luce...Ci stupisci con gli effetti speciali!Ciao, ciao, Florianap.s. ti ringrazio tanto per i bei complimenti che mi hai fattoe, come tutti sappiamo, fa sempre piacere riceverli. Ancora ciao, Floriana
You are very kind, Floriana, thank you. It was a lovely scene to draw, trying to find perfect scenes is never easy.Ciao, ciao, JohnPS I do not pay you compliments ... I only tell you the truth :0))
Fabulous John!Photographing art work is really difficult! And frustrating at times! :)
Thank you, Judy.My granddaughter says that she doesn't know why I don't just leave the photography to her :0)
John, it's fabulous! You have done such a great job rendering the the intricacy and depth of these ornate buildings.
Thank you, Kathryn.
came back to have another look at this fabulous drawing. I'm tuned in to see your next creation
Thanks, Celeste :0)I'm drawing the Castle at Richmond, Yorkshire, UK. But it's not a fairytale castle, and a most unusual view! Should be ready in a day or two.
John, your work is truly amazing. I will be returning many times.All the best.Joan
Thank you, Joan, you are always welcome.
I discovered you today through another's blog. What a world this blog sphere is! I opened your blog to your drawings and WOW spilled out of my mouth loudly! Now you are someone I'd love to follow and learn from. And what fun to read about your drawing journeys. Wow!
I'm very flattered, Lynn, thank you. You're more than welcome.
Thank you for following my blog.Your works are brilliant.Thank you for your comment.I understood everything perfectly.I´m sorry my english isn´t good.Bye!! Eugenio.
Eugenio - Welcome. Your pen & ink portraits are the best I have seen - brilliant.Your English is excellent ... better than my Spanish!