Part 5: Sketchbook 2 – simplified markings – figurative outdoor

I continued with trying a few sketches in graphite, ink (for his ease of use on the road) and gouache for overlay.

My goal: to find the most important edges for form and atmosphere.

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Stefan513593_part5_sketchbook_10

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Stefan513593_part5_sketchbook_11

 

Learnings:

  • A combination of line and tone is an appropriate way to depict form and atmosphere (washes)
  • Use of gouache helps to ‘hide’ forms and to merge them with the surrounding space.
  • Understanding and focusing on the most important edges gives a more interesting picture (ambiguous?). This raises other questions as glow, contrast etc.

Next time:
– Push more: Detail vs indicative
– Push more: Darkness vs mid-tone around key edges
– Experiment with lightness and glow
=> visit exhibition of Silvia Gertsch/Xeres Ach  “Embracing Sensations” in Bern, Switzerland
– Continue with other material and elaborate translucent drawing.

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