Skinny Shadows

17 Mar

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Still on my self-imposed exile from the digital drawing machine, I carried on drawing from some photos I took on Swansea Beach recently. Although speed sketching is very useful, focussing the attention only on what’s absolutely vital, I want to do some more detailed action drawings and these can’t be done with a model or in a fleeting moment.  Drawing from photos helps with composition, foreshortening and scale. I love the long, skinny shadows from the runners caused by a very low wintry afternoon sun. I used two grades of graphite sticks, grey and black, into my A5 hardbacked  sketchbook.

 

2 Responses to “Skinny Shadows”

  1. allesistgut March 18, 2015 at 08:39 #

    It’s really great. I like this sketch! Have a happy day and sunny greetings from the Baltic Sea! 😉

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