Improvising with lines and colorPosted: July 14, 2012
It’s really hard to find a bit of time to post during the USK symposium. When we’re not sketching in the middle of a crowded square there are panel discussions, drink and draw evenings and lots of yakking with other sketchers. There is so much to take in from all the workshops that I think it will take some time before it all gets sorted out in my head.
This morning’s workshop – Improvising with line and color” with Orling Dominguez and Inma Serrano was all about telling the story of Parque Colon, the main square in front of the cathedral. Our challenge was to use line, color and words to describe our surroundings – and the hardest part for me was to put together three scenes into one drawing. I stood in one spot to draw the big guy on the right, another for the family under the tree and a third place for the facade of the cathedral in the back. The last link in the story was Orling’s suggestion of adding the big pigeons in the foreground to cross over the gutter of the spread and bring the drawing together.