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Sketch: Gravestone at the Cemetery

I met up once again with the group of Urban Sketchers. This time we went to another cemetery, called Norra kyrkogården (Northern Cemetery.)

I found an interesting gravestone to draw:

gravestone

I wanted to work on perspective and on drawing a scene, not a lone structure. This oddly shaped gravestone with its benches and the bushes that flanked it on either side gave me an opportunity to work with this.

Experimented a little with structure on the left bush and didn’t feel too happy with the result, but felt that I had to commit once I’d started. I felt a little happier with it the next day. The empty space behind the gravestone bothered me, but adding the trees in the bakground would make it feel cluttered. Now I’m not too bothered by it. I feel that a lot of my craft knowledge is coming back, piece by piece, and that it’s getting easier to get back into the rhythm of things.

September 11th 2016.