This is my second sketch following Shari Blaukopf’s landscape tutorial on Craftsy. I love her painting and she makes it look so easy. Deceptive these teachers are. It’s not easy but I have learned so much from her lessons. Shari is great with her feedback too, pointing out that the composition could be improved by omitting the shrub on the left. She is right of course. Simplification is the key, I just have to put it into practise. My reference was from a photo posted by Valri for the 2 hour weekend challenge on Wetcanvas.
Micron fine liner and watercolour on Bockingford paper.
I’m not very experienced with urban sketching, as I mostly sketch from photos and I’m a bit of a wimp outdoors. But I’m in the city for a month and yesterday I tried my new little kit and sketched the view from the balcony looking towards the city. Hopefully I can meet up with some local sketchers while I am here.
Staedtler triplus brown fineliner and watercolour in Strathmore mixed media journal.