… have fun alternating between line and shape for the individual parts. And then focus on the overall composition in a more abstract way.
Typically when I don’t have a lot of time I do an open-ended continuous line drawing (see more about continuous line sketching here.) But for the last month or so I’ve been thinking about ways to combine some kind of colour with the line drawing.
This sketch of Westfield Level 5 Food Court in the City, experimenting with some ideas in my head, was very enjoyable and satisfying. I wasn’t worried about perspective or the big picture (initially) but instead was just observing each edge and shape in relation to its surroundings. So it was a very good way to test my observational skills.
It also demonstrated why I love markers as a sketching tool – especially when I don’t feel like getting my paints out and/or I don’t want to have to wait for my washes to dry.
And BTW this sketch was done late in the day just before this part of the Food Court was closed for cleaning. Hence the lack of occupants!
And then on Friday night, I did another of these line-and-shape sketches while waiting for dinner (Chat Thai at Gateway Circular Quay) this time with coloured pencils.
Stay tuned for more as I explore this idea further in the coming months.
Wow, I really dig them. It’s a great way to train my brain to look for less details.
Thanks Annette – they are so much fun… and as you say a great way not to get bogged down in details.
Very nice, this reminds me of the renderings I did for Exhibition design presentations I did this before computers were around . I used Magic Markers, it had such strong ouder…. haha
Ah yes Jay – assume magic markers are like copics?
Wow, liz! They are lovely!
I find it impressive and also very inspiring that you never tire of experimenting.
Thanks Marianne – my comfort zone is to be just outside my comfort zone! 🙂
I love this approach. looking forward to seeing how this idea progresses. learning quite a bit so far.
Thanks Kimbi – more coming for sure!!!!
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