Started by trying this limited pallet study with 4 coloured pencils. However apart from the fact that the rig is leaning again I find it very uninspiring. It appears flat and uninteresting to me. So rather than continue I moved on to the study below.
In this study I tried to use just the traditional conte sticks and charcoal. It is much more atmospheric and has a mood which related to the day, the weather and the time of year. Again it is rather stark but of all the drawings I have done of the town I am most satisfied with this one.
If time and weather had permitted it would have been good to draw more of the extent of the view from the concertina drawings.
- With perseverance I can achieve something of the built environment but it seems this is only relevant to me when it is in relation to the natural environment too.
- I am going to revisit these views at different times of the year – when there is more colour I might find it more challenging and interesting.
- Unlike landscape these studies have been a struggle and not a revelation.