Saturday, April 9, 2011

1983 Cafe



The last of the sketching adventure sketches. Miz Dee was packing up her stuff just as I started this one, so this is a whip-n-slop kinda sketch.

I usually draw all the little ticky architectural details on buildings because that's what draws my eye to a building in the first place. Instead of drawing each brick in the soldier course here, I just wiggled the pen a little bit. Under that were intricate arches in the brickwork. They ended up being humpy gray blobs. Below that was a dentil detail. Looks like a doctor's signature instead.

Slopped on some paint with a wide waterbrush and called it done.

It looks like a stucco building somewhere in west Texas instead of a historic red brick building in Lower Arkansas.

Oh well. Such is life for the Urban Sketcher.

3 comments:

freebird said...

If I had to hurry I wouldn't have done anywhere near so well. If the church stuff was done at this session then you got a lot done!

Speck said...

Yes, the church sketches and the downtown sketches were all done in the same afternoon. We were at the church about 2.5 hours, got three sketches finished there. We were downtown a little over an hour and got two done there. So five sketches in about four hours. That doesn't seem like much but it's a speed record for me!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

WOW... that was a productive afternoon... I'm very impressed.