Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Drawing for detail

Abandoned School
Miki Willa
After a few weeks of painting without doing the drawing first, I decided to go back to putting in my charcoal sketch before adding color. This is the only way I painted before trying the Secor challenge. I enjoyed the freedom that gave me, but I love drawing and wanted to get back to it for a while. I may not have a lot of time to paint this week, so this may appear in different stages over the next couple of days. Right now, I have the sketch done with vine charcoal and some charcoal pencil to set up the lightest lights and the bones of the tree. This photo of an old schoolhouse was in the RIL on WC. Ordinarily, I don't like to work from other people's photos, but there are times I just can't resist. If you are wondering if the bell tower is supposed to be so crooked, it is. That distant tree, however, may be a bit too big. I look forward to working more on this tomorrow.

1 comment:

Macadamia The Nut said...

Just LOVE your work. Came across your blog while random searching. Kudos!