i decided to practice some freeway sketching. this time from my desk. i wanted to use the same palette i would have with me in the car (for the next time i can talk someone into driving me somewhere). and i wanted to work really fast. i did not have anyone stand behind me and shake the chair to mimic the bumpiness. maybe i should have.
i started by going HERE and studying caroline johnson’s recent highway sketches, which i ran across on my bloglovin’ feed on monday. the urban sketcher blog is just fantastic and i learn so much from the sketch artists that that post there. i instantly understood what my practice studies were lacking. VALUE! i needed a wider spectrum of lights, mediums, darks.
i began by copying caroline’s car scene on the bottom right HERE. i learn a zillion times more from careful observation, practice, and reflection than from just listening to someone explain how to do something.
my copy is on the bottom right below.
then i rounded up some freeway scenes from my recent trip to the shore.
whether or not this can be duplicated in the car remains to be seen. but as with all things, practice can’t hurt.
i also went back to the rocky beach and added some pen lines over the top.
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