Thursday, December 11, 2008

Geneva Church

Here’s a small sketch with watercolor pencils of a church in Geneva. I left out a lot of detail, mainly because of a lack of time, and I gradated the tones of the tower to a light tone behind the two figures.


Dorian said...
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Dorian said...

Lovely! Makes me want to try the technique!

PS. is the "post a comment" link smaller than "POST COMMENTS (atom)" on purpose? :] If not, would be nice if it was switched!

James Gurney said...

Thanks for noticing that, Dorian. I'm not sure how to change the size of the "Post a Comment" button. You're right--it's too small. Maybe someone can advise.

René PleinAir said...

When you go to your dashboard site of your blog and then click on layout, you see on top a tab font and colors. Click here and your screen splits in two on top your have all kinds of possibilities to change you blog, colors, fonts ect.

You have to see for your self what and how you want to change something, ... good luck!

Amanda said...

Great tension between accuracy and looseness. It brings to mind a question.

One time you wrote on using of one point perspective while sketching in the field - I hadn't thought to do that beyond the studio.

How do you handle 2 point as in this drawing? The points would be well off the page which I find hard to imagine.

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Rene, for the tech tip. I found my way to the place you said and played around with some of the specs. I don't know if it's any better.

Night, good question. For two point perspective on location, I would just estimate the slopes of a few characteristic lines, measuring them by holding a slanting pencil in front of my eyes. With these established with light pencil lines, the intermediary lines will fall into place. You don't really need to know exactly where the VP is.

Sean said...

what brand of watercolor pencils do you use?

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