Monday, March 26, 2012

got no time to worry

Here's a sketch I made yesterday. I've looked at this view for so long but used to think it was way too complicated to draw. Buildings and perspective are a couple of those subjects that scare me. But these days I see that as a challenge.

I started at the top left hand corner of the page, but misjudged things and didn't have the room to fit our row of houses in. And there are some obvious scale issues, as you can see from the photo below. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow.

14 comments:

Alena said...

the drawing itself is great and I think it's more important then the true comparison with the real pic, since the real composition of things we draw is not that perfect usually, so you just make them look better))

Alyson said...

I love all of your drawings, but I really love this one. The delicate lines of the plant on the bottom is a great touch.

Chris said...

you make the ordinary look enchanted

T. Roger Thomas said...

I really like the overlay of the sketch and the photograph of the scene. Great work!

suzanne cabrera said...

This is what I love about drawing from life...things may be somewhat wonky...but that is ok! First of all, they typically look better wonky and second, no one has to know!

Love this Andrea!

Nosey Heron said...

It's called Artistic Liscence....your drawing looks better than the real thing!

heather noye said...

beautiful! the drawing is way more interesting then the photo. Great job!

dinahmow said...

I'm with Suzanne on this.
Oh, and I love that plant taking over the hinge!

pedalpower said...

I'm always frustrates when I get scale wrong, but on the other hand...I think it adds charm and bit of "how the artist was seeing it." Now if only I can remember that when I'm frustrated with myself next time!

Caroline B said...

It doesn't matter that it's not the same as the reality - I love this sketch. I hope there are more like this in the future!

Kiri said...

its wonderful.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, everyone. you are very kind.

I also quite like the scaling issues. It's not a photograph, after all.

Cheers!

Tin Roof Press said...

i actually think the wonkyness makes it seem more intimate. The photo looks ordinary, the drawings looks...dreamy kind of.

Tin Roof Press said...

i actually think the wonkyness makes it seem more intimate. The photo looks ordinary, the drawings looks...dreamy kind of.