Our class subject was roof lines & chimneys. After the initial still life setup, which everyone managed beautifully – I had some decorative metal keys and rings to sketch. Here we were looking at the twists and turns on quite small items. Good practice when observing iron gates & railings.
Some sat on the edge of the warm pavement on the high side of a sloping street where the roof lines were very clear shapes. Someone else worked from a bus stop seat. This is a great way to do perspective without realising it. Just watch which way that line goes and use that to measure where the next one starts, I heard myself saying often. Everyone seemed to ‘get it’.
Later at the cafe we checked each others work and added some watercolour, or the watercolour pencils with the waterpen, as I did in this demo above. I wanted to demonstrate how you can scribble the colour on and run the waterpen across. Makes for strong colour. Then I added a brown and 2 blues to get variation. Without water the colours are subtle. With water they become quite bold.