|7/5/12, General Hooker. Copic Multiliner SP, watercolor|
|7/3/12, Ben Franklin. Copic Multiliner SP, watercolor|
Boston is an impressive city of history, culture and architecture
– where does a sketcher begin, especially when that sketcher has only a few
days? I decided to focus on statues and sculptures, many of which there are on
any downtown street. Getting up early each morning while family members slept
in, I would hit Starbucks first for my grande, then seek out a stately bronze.
I discovered that statues are challenging studies in both perspective and
figure drawing. Unlike live models, however, statues never tire or walk away.
The statue of General Hooker mounted on his horse was a
particularly challenging exercise in sketching a foreshortened figure from
where I sat on a bench, looking straight up.
|7/5/12, Boston Irish Famine Memorial. Copic Multiliner SP|
|7/4/12, Josiah Quincy. Copic Multiliner SP|
|7/6/12, Boston Irish Famine Memorial. Copic Multiliner SP, watercolor|
Excellent! Especially General Hooker from below. You got the shadows and the light areas down VERY well. Good observing!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jan! The General is an imposing figure to observe.ReplyDelete