Project 2 Landscape
Exercise 2: Sketchbook walk
Something I have been trying to work on is sketching…in particular being able to capture the basic elements of a scene or object quickly.
For this exercise I walked around the UEA campus, which is somewhere I am very familiar with, and that has many distinctive features.
I kept my sketches to no more than fifteen minutes for each, and stuck to using a B sketching pencil. These were all completed in my A4 sketchbook.
One of the main issues I find when sitting outside and sketching is the problem of people – I find it quite a distraction and quite often feel self-conscious!
All of these sketches were made in the afternoon/early evening, approximately 5-6pm. The weather was warm and breezy, and the moving clouds meant that it was occasionally overcast – this was variable though.
There are a lot of repeated shapes in my sketches around campus: there is lots of concrete, bricks and trees; all of which contrast with each other.
Things to work on:
- using shading in sketches to show tone;
- using a viewfinder to focus on specific parts of a scene.