Saturday, 16 January 2016

Sketching - bring a sketch together

Days out give me the chance to do lots of sketching.  At this time of year that often means sitting in the car, but I'm not complaining.  Sat with my sketchbook, pens, paints and a cup of coffee to drink is my idea of bliss.

Here I've done a quick sketch whilst we stopped at a retail park (yes more shopping).


There's a bit of a lesson in this sketch.  The various areas > hills > houses > cars are tending to all be Separate  -  whereas the overall drawing would look better if the areas merged a bit.  So I addressed this issue by adding watercolour to the evergreen tree - it know brings together the hills in the background plus the car below it.  I felt this was enough, sometimes overworking can spoil a piece...it's good to have spaces too.

It only needed a little subtle change to bring the drawing together.






4 comments:

robin cox walsh said...

'Artistic' license always makes a sketch more cohesive....that's my story and I'm sticking to it! ;)

ann hyde Useful Painting Tips said...

That's so true :-)

Catharina Engberg said...

Enjoyed my visit here :)

ann hyde Useful Painting Tips said...

Thanks Catharina :-)

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