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 house in its entirety is gorgeous, but here we’ve decided to highlight the front door.  It has an intimate feel to it, and I’m thinking this is going to be a listing to add to theinklab.

Pen and Ink Drawing Front Door House

8″x10″

pen and ink on natural paper

Alberta, Canada

Congrats to the Happy Couple!  The Bride commissioned a custom pen & ink drawing of her parents’ home as a wedding gift for them, and it was a pure pleasure to draw!

Custom pen and ink drawing of the bride's parents' house

We even worked up some Mini-Prints as little favors…

Custom Pen and Ink Drawing Mini Favor Prints

…and linen note cards as a little something extra sweet…

Pen and Ink House Drawing Linen Note Cards

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I love drawing historic properties, and this Federal Style home on Lincoln Street is no exception.  Built in 1799 for William Barnard, it must have a million stories to tell.   In 1812, the house became the first Methodist parsonage in Savannah.  It also served as a Presbyterian manse as recently as the 1970’s.

custom pen and ink drawing house at 134 Lincoln St. Savannah

I’m a little sad that the iron gate designed by Ivan Bailey didn’t make the drawing…

Iron Gate Design by Ivan Bailey Savannah Georgia

Splendid, no?

Blessed

April 10, 2011

My next two custom pen & inks have me giddy!  One, late eighteenth century, the other I’m not quite sure of, but equally as grand.

self portrait heather l young

that’s me & sneak peek

 

I love this time of year!  I get to work in all my favorite mediums, reconnect with old clients, and meet lots of new ones.  Very content with the way this house turned out, and happy I can show it to you since the gift has already been given…

pen and ink drawing of a house on skidaway island by heather l young of theinklab

Hope you’re all enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season!  Hugs~

Custom Art for Christmas

October 18, 2010

If you’ve been pondering that portrait of Fido or a sketch of your childhood home, now is the time to get on the list.  My schedule fills fast this time of year, and I’ve got some serious holiday travel lined up.  Only 68 days left until Christmas! Eeeeeek!

custom pen and ink drawing of a house by heather l young of theinklab

Remi custom French Bulldog Portrait by heather l young

custom pen and ink drawing of a house lindauer by heather l young

No house is too big or too small and I’m a sucker for just about any furry baby!  All I need are some awesome photos to work from, and a little bit of time.  I can also make archival prints of the original work  so that other friends and family members can have a little memento too!

Most importantly, I want to remind you all to consider buying handmade this year and supporting your local art community.  Aside from bringing home the most unique gifts, you’ll also be keeping people like myself from having to get a “real” job…(I hear there’s not many of those anyway)…so keep it quirky, and  buy handmade!

Email heather@flyoungstudio.com or click on my shopping links to the right to get started.  Hugs~