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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monochrome



On Friday I arrived a few minutes early to collect Harry from school and took the opportunity to sketch one of the houses from the truck. I had approx. 10 minutes before I had to dash to the classroom door, so I jotted down the light direction and added black watercolour back at home later that evening.
It is part of a double spread for Friday, shown below:



Vivien Blackburn recently attended a interesting talk by an illustrator who asked everyone to do a series of 4 x 2.5 inch sketches of their day from memory/imagination and presented the idea to Wet Canvas members in the General Sketchbook thread.
I didn't measure my boxes but instead divided a page in my journal and filled it on Saturday.
It was fun!

10 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

nice work...love the guy on the bottom resting...too funny...he looks sooo relaxed

Alan said...

Looks like a fun exercise.

Kae Towers ¤ XenophonicScream said...

I love all the mannekin drawings :D I think the first one is my favorite, though.

caseytoussaint said...

I love the way you sketch your environment - I sometimes feel as though I've visited your area just by following your blog.
Great take on the memory sketches, too!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Beautiful monochrome sketch of the cottage. Also, fun memory sketches.

Joan said...

Cute way of showing your day!! Nice job on the monochrome cottage!!!

Nina Johansson said...

Great idea to use the manekin (sp?) for your comic strip... I love the grayscale drawing, black and white is so underrated. Beautiful!

dibujandoarte said...

Hi Anita! It's always soooo inspiring to come and visit your blog. A pleasure to our eyes. Best wishes. Martìn.

africantapestry said...

I love monochrome sketches and yours is beautiful Anita...right scale of shadings and that humouristic play with the manequin is too cute!
ronell

Anetka said...

Amazing monochrome sketch of the cottage!!! I like it a lot:)