We’re currently experiencing torrential rain and this has led to horrific flooding throughout NSW and western Sydney. I’m okay but feel very sad about the devastation many people are experiencing at the moment.
Our big dam – Warragamba Dam – has started spilling incredible amounts of water (the volume of Sydney Harbour per day), making the situation worse. So I thought I would do a little research to find out how the dam works. I have a few vague memories from a school excursion there many years ago so it was fun to do these few quick sketches this afternoon. I used some non-flooding day photos as references so that it was ‘easier’ to draw the structure and gates.
I’ve started to use my new Aquarius palette (set up on Friday – more here) and for some reason I started using a Rosemary & Co synthetic flat brush (R20). I’m also finishing up the 8.5 x 5.5″ softcover Alpha which I used for OneWeek100people and this is just too small for me to feel comfortable. Normally I only try to adjust 1 variable at a time – not three! So for my third sketch (the top one in this article), I went back to my beloved dagger and 8×10 sketchbook! Note: I had a few pages left in my previous sketchbook that I could use for this third sketch.