Sketching Week 4 Term 4 ’15. Shape & The Big Vista

Week 4 already and our General classes decided to sketch a Big Vista.

That means weather has to be spot on. No wind or rain. Every class scored but Tuesday, however they bravely fought off the elements and managed to produce some great sketches.

The plan with something big and with lots going on is to find a focus.

What is your main features or icons? Here’s where composition comes into it.

An landmark such as St Patrick’s monastery is a good start. Get your shapes in around it and keep out the detail. An impression. That’s what we’re doing. Get some loose colour on. Drop one colour over another if it’s watercolour. Big slabs. Use layers if it’s watercolour pencil.

Then some connecting colour between foreground and background. Wow.

The New Sketcher classes were trying watercolours for the first time. We have a special way of using paint so everyone is very attentive. No mixing. Keep your colours clean & drop one colour over another. Let it mix on the page. Try it on rock shapes or tree shapes to get started. Magic.

Enjoy this week’s work.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Tues Gen. Men at work sketch Tues Gen. Left & right handed sketches Tues. Gen. Vista towards Manly

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28 ’15. INTERMEDIATE/GENERAL SKETCHING

Wed Gen. Workmans kit sketches Wed Gen. Left & Right handed sketches Wed Gen. Federation Pt vista Wed Gen. Manly Cove cafe sketches

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28 ’15. NEW SKETCHERS

Wed New. Watercolour dropping Wed New. Watercolour palm trees Wed New. Cafe sketching

THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Thurs Gen. Workmans gear sketches Thurs Gen. Manly vista sketches Thurs Gen. Sketches from the cafe

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Fri Gen. Men at workFri Gen. Manly VistasFri Gen. Cafe sketches

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 ’15. GENERAL SKETCHING

Sat Gen. Workboots sketch Sat Gen. The big vista sketch Sat Gen. Manly Cove cafe sketches

SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 ’15. NEW SKETCHERS

Sat New. Watercolour swatches Sat New. Rocks light and dark Sat New. Tress in watercolours Sat New. Dolce Terre sketches

©ErinHillStudioJudySallehToniKonijnKarenGillespieOct’15

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