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.

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14 Comments:

Blogger 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))

3:15 PM  
Anonymous 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.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

you make the ordinary look enchanted

5:53 PM  
Blogger T. Roger Thomas said...

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

6:47 PM  
Blogger 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!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Nosey Heron said...

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

7:14 PM  
Blogger heather noye said...

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

7:33 PM  
Anonymous dinahmow said...

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

9:48 PM  
Blogger 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!

4:09 AM  
Blogger 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!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Kiri said...

its wonderful.

4:22 PM  
Blogger 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!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Tin Roof Press said...

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

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Tin Roof Press said...

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

3:16 PM  

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