Backlit beach people

The beach is crowded with families on holiday, so it’s a perfect day to sketch from my chair under an umbrella. Since I’m facing into the sun, most of the figures are backlit silhouettes. I draw in pencil and add colour masses, keeping it to mostly warm or cool tones. It’s hard to see colour when objects (or people) are backlit. Most of the beaches on Sanibel are dog friendly, so there are even dogs to draw. Instead of a photo, a video seemed to capture the scene a little better.

13 Comments on “Backlit beach people”

  1. Tyra says:

    What this video demonstrates irrefutably is how much more engaging sketches are than photographs or videos. Great work. Now I’m inspired, thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lee Kline says:

    You even got the dog barking at the exact right moment!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for your fabulous posts. I’m not with WordPress, so responding to each one doesn’t work. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into posting, and it’s been just wonderful. I was in one of your Amsterdam workshops, which was a real treat. I’m so looking forward to 2020 and more inspiring news from you. Deb Watt


  4. Bernadette says:

    These sketches with accompanying video are…The BEST!
    Thanks for sharing.


  5. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Morning dear friend Shari,

    Very beautiful work and I appreciate your creative mind in displaying your work through this video. I love that cute dog. Kudos.Champion you are.


  6. Judy Sopher says:

    So interesting. It has been years since I sat on a beach but I grew up on Lake Erie, so to speak. So I am enjoying your beach scenes.I also love the dog and barking background.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s