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!
Stay tuned for more as I explore this idea further in the coming months.