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.
I’m drawn to geometric forms. If I don’t see them au naturel, I make them up. One way to ‘make up’ geometric forms in photography is to bring all shapes, no matter their depth, to the frontal plane*. This ambition is opposite to that which perspective aspires. *The 2-dimensional frame of the photograph.
This is an example of the drawings I do without looking at the paper. I have described drawing a family gathering such as this, as akin to drawing a landscape. The outline is virtually the same as a skyline. In most of my ‘blind drawings’, I peek a little bit, to get my bearings. In […]