it is all a bit architectural…but then again, I am back at work!
Just using a Monday night sketchas the basis for the trivia this week.
If you bother to read my scribbles I am using my journal to keep me honest – this week I AM going to get tot he gym three times and I AM going to catch up on some of those emails…. aren’t I?
Mixing the colours up in this book. I am not one for pink in general since I had to wear it (quite similar to the strong pink in the sky) for 6 years as a school uniform – never really wore it since!
I just can’t seem to remember that the new roundabout(a few months old!) means I can now go a better way on my daily route… Maybe by drawing it I will remember from now on.
Sketching has SO many uses – doesn’t it?
Finding it hard to find the time to draw – but I still do it when I am way too tired…. Oh! For holidays to come back!
I think my scanner was on the wrong setting….
TODAY- Wednesday… as a result of discussion on flickr
tinto do verano wrote:
Akroter? there you have me – I thought that was called a palmette. You live and learn.
To which I did some early morning research (in Australia it is nice to wake up to comments and I try to respond before I leave the house…so can you see me getting out my architectural dictionary at 6.30am while still in my pjs!?)
Tinto – you are right the form of the ornament is palmette but the actual object is a acroter (the book I sketched from has weird spelling – maybe german spelling- not that German is wierd,,,,,) or acroterium if placed on a pediment….
otherwise it could also be a antefix if it lived on the side of the roof hiding the end of the tiles.
Both the acroter and the antefix don’t have to use palmette – they could have other decorative motifs – statutes, griffns etc
Now, I have something to draw tonight if I am bored……
I am certainly not up on my classical architecture terminology – but not sure if I really need to be!
One of my goals for this year is to sketch more contemporary architecture. And in particular to sketch from the mags that come my way – I often doodle what I look at but this year I want to start adding these to my sketchbook.
From today while I was eating my lunch!
update on the effectiveness of the roundabout sketch – today I remembered about the new roundabout and went the quick way…but will I remember tomorrow as well?
OH! MY LIFE IS FULL OF EXCITING ADVENTURES, ISN’T IT!?!