A great episode from Art Juice on the value of sketchbooks. I really enjoy sketching and experimenting in my sketchbooks, and I usually take one with me when I go out. I’m also constantly amazed and inspired by OutsideAuthority‘s sketchbooks.
I saw this silhouette from inside, on the same night as I did the night-time sketches. I really like the atmosphere created by the very close values at night.
For fun, I went outside the other night and did some sketches. I could barely see what I was doing (I didn’t have a torch, only the moonlight), so I focused on the subject, and did them very quickly. I actually quite like how some of them came out—especially some of the marks I made.
I went outside last night and observed for a while and then came inside and did this. Not a very interesting composition with the moon smack in the middle, but I captured some of the lighting and colour effects that I wanted to. I’ll get organised soon and actually go outside with some paint (andContinue reading “Coloured-pencil nocturne”
Notan is a Japanese word for light-dark and consists of a two value arrangement of shapes…. So it may seem counterintuitive to say that Notan is not about light and dark. [It’s an] exercise in simplification and in assigning visual weight. The Landscape Atelier