This is the third year in a row that I have run this particular programme (reports of previous years here), and each time it seems to get better, despite some on-location challenges – noise, disappearing shadow and gusting winds!
- the importance of sketching buildings by feeling edges and abstracting shapes – not just constructing volumes (perspective),
- ways of drawing buildings that look solid using leading edges, thicknesses and depths,
- a structured way of working and approaches for improving accuracy in proportion,
- a practical approach to perspective which combines an understanding of the technical side but relies more on observing relationships and the angles of important edges,
- how to loosen up and sketch buildings in a shape-based way.
We had a fantastic group of sketchers with two international visitors (from USA and Asia) and two from interstate, and lots of different nationalities. The work produced by the group was outstanding, and I am just going to let it speak for itself…
Thank you to everyone for a fantastic two days!
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