Friday, March 28, 2014

A tale of two sketches

The yellow house - Click for larger view
I sat in the parking lot of the Hope Valley Fire Station this morning and sketched this yellow house - a subject I have sketched before. The sun was just coming up and I was glad to have some shadows to play with but this sketch is lacking something. It has little perspective. I was way too uptight sketching it I think, something is off.
I was chatting at work and telling a co-worker about what I had sketched and did the quick little drawing below. I was shocked when I compared the two. This is a much better drawing…it has more volume, much more personality and just looks more inviting. . . go figure.
Drawn from memory - Click image for larger view
I need to loosen up. . . .

1 comment:

stevmorpix said...

Thanks for the mini-tutorial, my houses never come out well.