I used this particular parking lot quite a bit (both for parking and sketching). I spent what seemed like hours on the leafy hedge, at first trying to render each leaf, later settling for overall texture. The trees, far and near, were also a challenge. My cars come out cartoony, but I like them. I […]
I’m glad I lettered the library sign on this building. Otherwise it would not have brought back the memories of this place.
Needless to say, it doesn’t compare with NYC bagel stores. No whitefish!
My pen and ink drawings of ten or so years ago had a pencil sketch scaffolding. These early sketches relied more on line than on surface shading. I haven’t sketched in a long time, so it will be interesting to try combining line and surface in new drawing.
Sometimes the planned goals of my sketch are not achieved. Below, I got too caught up in drawing the cars, that I could not render the sky, which was my original intention.
This street scene was better in person. Something about it just struck me.