When you do not have the time or vitality to sketch a posh scene…


… have enjoyable alternating between line and form for the person components. After which deal with the general composition in a extra summary means.

Sometimes after I don’t have numerous time I do an open-ended steady line drawing (see extra about steady line sketching right here.) However for the final month or so I’ve been occupied with methods to mix some type of color with the road drawing.

This sketch of Westfield Degree 5 Meals Court docket within the Metropolis, experimenting with some concepts in my head, was very pleasant and satisfying. I wasn’t anxious about perspective or the large image (initially) however as an alternative was simply observing every edge and form in relation to its environment. So it was an excellent method to check my observational expertise.

It additionally demonstrated why I like markers as a sketching instrument – particularly after I don’t really feel like getting my paints out and/or I don’t wish to have to attend for my washes to dry.

And BTW this sketch was achieved late within the day simply earlier than this a part of the Meals Court docket was closed for cleansing. Therefore the shortage of occupants!

After which on Friday evening, I did one other of those line-and-shape sketches whereas ready for dinner (Chat Thai at Gateway Round Quay) this time with colored pencils.

Keep tuned for extra as I discover this concept additional within the coming months.

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