Category Archive: Project 3: Townscapes

Check and log: Townscapes

How did you use a limited colour palette to create a sense of depth? Mostly by use of aerial perspective: more detail and clearer mark-making in foreground, lessening in the mid-ground and background;… Continue reading

Exercise 44: Drawing statues

A simple remit for this exercise – draw statues! The first one that sprang to mind was the 1946 Henry Moore sculpture to be found in the gardens at Dartington Hall. I’ve admired… Continue reading

Exercise 43: A limited palette study from your sketches

Using your sketches from the previous exercise, select a drawing to develop in colour. Use only two or three colours – conté pencils, coloured pencils, or ink. I decided to opt for the… Continue reading

Exercise 42: A sketchbook of townscape drawings

Focus on one building – deciding which by making sketches of several others. Make notes about your observations. Be selective. I took to the back streets for many of these sketches, wanting a… Continue reading

Exercise 41: Study of a townscape in line

Use two sketchbook pages to make a preliminary drawing of this study. Establish the primary focus and any other shapes and objects you think necessary to make this drawing a success. Make notes… Continue reading