Doing another quick Palladio sketch as I have been reading about him a lot in the last 6 months. I have also been planning my upcoming online course SketchingNow Buildings, and this sketch is a good example of how powerful our ‘object brain’ is. I initially drew the dome in the wrong spot – in a central position – even though from the viewpoint of my reference photo is was more to the left.
We have to fight our object brain all the time!
My advice to you is: Don’t beat yourself up about this or dwell on your inner critic too much as this can be a barrier to actually ‘doing the hard yards’ and learning how to improve your observational skills and develop your craft. Instead, just accept that this struggle between our object and our visual brain is part of the process – and part of the fun! A huge part of my Foundations course was addressing the different ways of thinking visually.
I am not at all embarrassed to post this sketch showing my mistake as I find it simply fascinating that even with all my experience, when I work fast and loose like this, I still make find myself relying too much on my object brain rather than working more visually. In this instance, I know that if I had left the dome drawn in the original position
no one would most people wouldn’t have picked up on this mistake, but it so much more interesting for everyone that I realised my error.
This is part of a working page in my sketchbook so I have lots of notes scribbled around the edges. The full spread will be revealed on Monday.
Happy Weekend everyone!