This sketch was one of my first experiments sketching beyond the middle fold of the sketch book. The book’s vertical format gave me more room to sketch.
I was still not confident enough to draw with pen and ink exclusively. I needed to sketch with pencil first. In a way using a pencil sketch first was like using training wheels when learning to ride a bicycle.
Here’s a vintage sketch from 2010. I’ve been self-isolating this past week, as I’ve not been well and do not want to cough on people at work (or get coughed on).
I thought I could do justice to the photo I took the other day (Giant Clouds Dwarfing the Landscape) with a pencil sketch. The middle ground of the sketch came out the best. I captured the contrast between the white fluffy clouds in front of the gray face of the huge cloud. The gray clouds […]
The scale of the clouds attracted me at first. Then it was the depth. There are dark grays in front of lighter grays; whites abutting grays; hard outlines against the blue sky and misty whites that dissolve. A recreation of this scene in pen or pencil would be a good way to expand drawing skill […]
The weather was very changeable out here today. We had a little bit of everything: blue skies, clouds, rain, sunshine. I like the wispy white forms in front of dark hill tops.