The Old Lansing City MarketThis is a demonstration I started in class, and they asked if I could finish it next week, but I don't think I can keep my hands off it. I could hide it so I am not tempted. Kind of like sending the potato chips to work in the trunk of my husband's car.
I'm working from a photograph that I took a couple of years ago before they tore the old (beautiful - to me) buildings down and rebuilt. With the photograph as reference I did a contour sketch including only the things I felt were necessary to say what I want to say about this particular scene. I scanned the sketch, enlarged it, printed it out and traced it onto my watercolor paper.
I'm using the sketch as my reference now, not the photograph. I have pretty much blocked in my lights and darks, and those are more important to me than the colors. At this point, the photograph has more information than I want.
It's Friday already! Who has some sketching plans for the weekend?