Habs at the marketPosted: September 19, 2014
It’s very overwhelming to look into a crowded space like the Jean Talon Market and try to make sense of the chaos. Instead of rushing into things I took a bit of time today to think about how I would draw this instead of just starting in the middle and drawing outward. I didn’t have time to take progress photos but one of these days I will.
Here are steps I used:
1. Draw (in pencil) the main shapes like the curve of the window, a few figures and the main signs
2. Ink (with a Sharpie pen) all the details of the lettering, fruits, figures, hair, signage
3. Erase the pencil drawing
4. Add more people as the market gets busier towards lunch time
5. Paint the big, bright areas like the window, the backlit signs, the hanging signs, the clothing, the fruit
6. Mix up a big neutral wash for the darker interior areas
7. Paint the small darks with a thicker wash
Keeping the steps simple helped me make sense of a very busy scene which at first seemed impossible but turned out to be quite fun to paint.