I really love street scenes, and market scenes, and looking down alley ways in Italy – that sort of content, but I find DOING them really intimidating, so naturally I’m going to try to get better at them. My last few days here, I’ll be concentrating on pen-and-wash architecture.
But first, I added a bit of color to the bird on the barbed wire – frankly, I think it made the picture look washed out and insipid.
First “building” sketch, done from someone else’s painting. No shading added, just a flat pen sketch.
Done from a photo of our building here in Hawaii. Pen Sketch with a bit of watercolor, and bit TOO much Elegant Writer.
Totally copied this sketch from http://emilenox.tumblr.com/post/99855837394/scanned-the-cat-collection-from-my-inktober. Saw her hilarious cat sketches and had to do it.
Paul’s – his third-ever sketch. Done from a photo he took of us on the beach
Jen’s – Pencil only!
Great detail and shading on the barbed wire, eh?