A week or so ago I had a ‘zoom’ catch up with my friend Frannie from Belgium. We do this every few months and often sketch from photos of her recent travels (she travels much more than I’m doing these days!) This time she was just back from Scotland and so during our 2-hour call I was able to do these three sketches from a few small fishing villages in Fife.
I was concentrating more on our conversation so these are examples of what I call reflex sketching.
If you were to ask me “what is your favourite thing to sketch when out urban sketching?” my answer would be… street scenes with lots of overlapping shapes. The bottom two sketches in this spread are exactly that! I prefer these types of scenes to ones looking down a straight street with lots of foreshortening.
Here are close-ups of each sketch.
It was really fun to fill a double-page spread with three sketches and it made me realise that when I go out sketching these days I typically do one sketch per spread. As I’m using an A4 book this means I’m working quite large. So in the coming weeks, I’m going to make a more conscious effort to work smaller and do multiple sketches on the one spread.
Doing these sketches has also got me thinking… where in Sydney can I go to find these types of scenes?
I do miss Scotland… but this year I don’t need to visit as ‘Scotland’ (ie. my sister and family) have come to me!
Finally – does anyone recognise these towns? I don’t have the names of them and would like to add this info to my page.