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 was a bit more successful portraying depth in the sketch below, as compared to the one posted yesterday. I intended to silhouette the railing upon which the planters sat and I made the background lighter. These factors let one imagine distance between the planter railing and the back fence.
This sketch is a panoramic view inside an emergency room, looking toward the ambulance entrance. The towel dispenser at the far right of the drawing is a bit jarring. These elements don’t really fit with the look down the hall. As usual, I was looking to fill the time while was waiting.
One thing glares out at me as I revisit this sketch: the very black black of the stove and the hood over the stove. It is a solid black, when it should have been a cross-hatched tone darker than the sides of the cabinets. Otherwise, this would have been a really good nostalgic piece.
I’m not sure why this sketch is scribbled. I must have had a lot of energy. Maybe I was trying to destroy the image. I do like the shadow the pencil strokes created on the left side of the face.
I used to write on my drawings (in the one below, I cropped out the notes). The scene adds meaning to the note and vice versa. Annotating sketches gives added dimension to the artwork.
I used a .35mm point ink pen for this sketch. The paper was a bit textured which accounts for uneven-ness. It was hard to control the width of the lines in this exercise. I like the dash of orange of the traffic cone.
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.
In this sketch, I used a gray watercolor wash to accentuate the pen and ink portrait of the fig tree. The issue was to create a homogeneous background