There’s just something about this house in Rhode Island that speaks to me.  I’ve never been there and it probably has something to do with the fact that it seems so isolated, perched over the beach.    It’s a family home that opened its doors to a wedding in the back yard (talk about a backdrop) and I was lucky enough to draw it as a wedding gift for the bride & groom.

Commission your own custom Pen & Ink Drawing HERE.  (ps…my holiday schedule is booking super fast this year!)

 

 

In 1904 the Jekyll Island Club was referred to as “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world,” according to Munsey’s Magazine.  The Club still lives up to it’s grand title, this sketch a mere detail of the sprawling building and lush grounds.  Click Here to read some of the fascinating history behind the Jekyll Island Club.

Jekyll Island Club Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L. Young

Original – SOLD

Prints available soon!

Love love love the Harper Fowlkes House!  Beautiful inside and out, and it’s been on my list to draw for ages.  (my right hand is still crippled from all the last minute details applied last night) The original has been sold, but you can bet I’ll be offering some variety of prints in the not-so-distant future.

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia by Heather L. Young

The Harper Fowlkes House

11×14″ pen and ink

© Heather L. Young

 

The First 12 days of 2012

January 12, 2012

So far…200 wedding invitations, 20 baby shower invitations, 14 engagement party invitations…2 custom pen & ink commissions from start to finish…5 trips to the post office (resolution:  pick certain days to ship and stick to it)…and a quick trip to Florida for a dress fitting.  A feverish pace, but if you believe that the stars have any say, I was doomed from the start.

custom architectural drawing pen and ink of a house

The last custom ink of 2011

It’s almost therapeutic to draw all the little details in Savannah ironwork.  I really enjoyed pulling this one together.

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing of Harris Street House in Historic Savannah

West Harris Street – Historic Savannah

8×12 pen & ink on natural colored paper

Visit The Ink Lab to commission your own – click here to see house sketches from years gone by.

I love it when a customer commissions a custom pen and ink drawing and gives me a little back-story, history, or memory about the property.  The slatted windows, the barn built by hand out back, the crooked little sidewalk…this house was loved.

black and white pen and ink drawing of old family home

so much so, that they couldn’t decide between black and white and color, so I made a hand-watercolored print in addition to the original sketch…

pen and ink drawing with watercolor washes custom house drawing painting

Ahhhh…red doors!  I ADORE red doors!!!  (though I doubt if my homeowners association would approve)

If you’d  like to commission a drawing of your old family home, (and with the Holidays approaching, now is an excellent time), remember that I can make inexpensive archival-quality prints of Grandma’s house for the whole family….large or small, hand-watercolored or black and white, lots of options to choose from!

 

I absolutely adore drawing  historic homes!  The architectural details here are impeccable.

St Louis Row House Custom Pen and Ink Drawing by Heather L Young of theinklab

St. Louis, MO (my first ink in this state?)

Established in 1806 and restored some 200 years later in 2006, a labor of love no doubt.