Drawing Walk 1 - quick sketching and watercolor painting
Next day after the first drawing lesson, we decided to check our fresh ideas outdoors. This watercolor painting below is an effect of that trip. My first idea was a simple and quick sketch. I was hoping to create it in 30 minutes, but the time shrinked again and the result sketch took about 1 hour. (for me it was 30min.)
|Pencil + watercolor, a neoclassical architecture of The Rabbit House in Warsaw (Królikarnia)|
At home I corrected several lines, added few more shadows and details from the photo I took, but it appears that live drawing on open air is more accurate and there is a lot more fun. It's easier to concentrate and focus on drawing. I would never expect that before.
|At this stage watercolor was painted on|
I had a major problem with 'measuring' the building. Because of the fence I couldn't increase the distance, so the building was too big for standard measurments using pencil. It's visible if you compare the sketch with a photo below, yet still I am pretty satisfied with the results as for the first real quick outdoor sketch.
Although two funny mistakes appeared, I am leaving it for you to find out ;) They are located in the finished parts.
|The Rabbit House photo - not a reference image|
- time shrinks oudoors while drawing (weird and helpful feature)
- it's good to think about the next step before - sketch only? or painting? etc. I took an ordinary paper, unsuitable for watercolor works, fortunately we bought a new set of paint
Also that's why the sketch is a bit overloaded with details, idea to change it to watercolor picture appeared later at home
- it's easier to focus on work outdoors, than at home, no coffeeees, no bathrooms, phones, tv and food;)
- a right and comfortable body position is very important, to avoid wrong angles, perspective and pain in the back
- 12 tube watercolor set from Winsor&Newton is a lot better than an ordinary set for kids;) Normally my paper would get totally wavy
- using tubes is much more comfortable than paint in pans
- speed and correct measurements are the most important factors for me to improve
- drawing a simple straight, long line is a challenge
This work overall time was around 4 hours - 1h outdoors sketch, 1h at home sketching, 2 hours of painting.
New target is to have such sketch finished outdoors (simplify, increase speed and sketch grid).
So? what do You think ???
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