Hi there. Welcome to my weekly summary of sketches and review of progress.
This week features the start of a new grey mid-tone sketchbook that portrays British weather more appropriately.
Started with a quick lunchtime perspective in Victoria Park. Of course the cars hub-caps were my primary focus – in fact, I only added the rest of the cars outline after drawing the alloys. I also enjoyed exaggerating the curve in the road and the single yellow line.
Bath Abbey – 2min Sketch
As I walked past Bath Abbey (through the archway), I tried a quick outline thumbnail sketch. Admittedly, the proportions weren’t quite right, but [in my defence] I only had 2mins before lunch break was over. I later added the white sky outline.
Royal Crescent – 35mins
With just about enough time to do a sketch, I headed off to my favourite jaw-dropping location in the city to try and sketch it loosely.
Having then shared it on an Urban Sketching group I’m part of, it blew me away the incredible response I got – the most likes since joining the group. Major encouragement!
Moorland Road Shops
That same day (after work), I had caught some kind of sketching bug and just had to draw. This was the view out of a cafe window at some shops opposite. The sun was starting to set which was perfect for testing out a night scene with night lights.
Bath Abbey [from photo]
Having not drawn from a photo in a while, I went back to it in this next piece. I must admit, it is a lot better being somewhere and drawing what’s in front of you.
Rainy Milsom Street
Yes, indeed. I sat through a light drizzle to attempt this drawing. I really wanted to focus on the weather as it was the dominant thing in this scene.
And finally, I started a new grey mid-tone sketchbook which portrays British weather realistically. This is from a photo I took of the Holburne Museum in the snow.