Bloggers’ Day Out: The buildings, the Coats

December 30, 2016

Oot and aboot with Kestrelart, what a treat. Too many windows! Have a look at what Kestrelart did here

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8 Responses to “Bloggers’ Day Out: The buildings, the Coats”

  1. Happy New Year and love the gate!

  2. Too many windows ! How can that be ? Ah, too many for the small piece of paper I am drawing on ! Then that’s perfect ! Have a lovely year end, OutsideAuthority.

  3. kestrelart said

    This was a productive day. It’s fascinating to see where I was through your eyes and sketches. You focussed on the mills which I found daunting: you looked up, I looked down.

    i tend to think of you drawing with bold lines, but in the first picture it’s not so much the lines which are striking but the shapes created and enclosed by the lines, the contrast between emptiness and busy-ness, the one area of shade, the flatness of water suggested by one enclosing line and the reflected windows. The fifth drawing has this same effect, the detail in the middle creates a tonal block which creates solidity in the adjacent empty shapes. I am interested in the apparent carelessness of the third picture. It seems to me that when you drew, the detail of the window frames was trivial compared to the whole composition, and had you drawn them accurately the composition might have been lost. Reflecting on this, it makes me wonder whether you see the composition then look at the elements, whereas I tend to look at the elements and struggle to find the composition. In a similar way, your sketches of people rapidly find their shapes, stance, gait, posture, with little detail.

    The two watercolour pieces caught the muted winter colours. We talked about struggling to represent the dense twigs that form a translucent tonal block round the bigger bare branches of the trees. In the middle of the second painting, you got closer to that than I managed. The bleeding yellow brown into grey seems close to how I perceived the trees catching the dull evening light by the canal.

    You suggested we swap materials next time, but you have switched yourself between marker, biro, pencil and brush. What I might take from you is this, next time, I might try to see the composition and let the details work within the whole rather than be the whole point. This is not necessarily to work faster, but perhaps more sparingly.

    • I think there’s a lot in this. I particularly like the ‘contrast between emptiness and busy-ness’ and ‘the enclosing line’ and am going to try to keep these in mind. I do think less is more in these pictures. I’ve been showing my daughter your post, the contrast in approach and technique is quite amazing. You’ve captured distance and space in all of them, my tree and field ones in contrast are very flat. A productive day and thank you for the analysis on the day and now – invaluable.

  4. […] that scene were captured in watercolours drawn direct on the scene, with no layers or revisions, by outsideauthority, who drew with me that […]

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