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Sketch: Graveyard

As I mentioned earlier today, I did a second sketch at the graveyard. I called it “quick and dirty,” which is kind of what it is:

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I kept it really, really simplistic. Basically I just wanted to capture the graves, the hedges and the wall farther behind them. Even while it’s so basic, I still like it. I like the lines, the shadowing, the feeling in the picture. Sometimes even a really simple sketch like this will turn out rather well.

July 24th 2016.

Sketch: Well

For my second meet up with the sketchers from the local Urban Sketchers took place at a graveyard. Spooky. There’s a lot of interesting geometrical shapes in a graveyard, so there’s a lot of potential. Unfortunately, it also happened to be one of the hottest days of summer which didn’t make one inclined to work very hard.

I had scouted out this well beforehand that I wanted to draw:

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I started off with a whole lot of enthusiasm, which quickly died down as the heat beat down on me. Sometimes I’m not very patient when I draw and I ended up feeling rather frustrated working on this sketch, so I abandoned it before I probably should have. I do have a reference pic snapped, so I will probably revisit the well in the future and do another picture of it.

One of the probable reasons why I ended up frustrated is because from the position I was sitting, the perspective was really weird. I don’t feel I quite got it. But I like my use of hatching and crosshatching, and the shadowing.

I did another quick and dirty sketch from this meet up, which will be up later today.

July 24th 2016.