I was in China for a long time visiting my family so I had to bring my drawing work with me. For this exercise I need to review my preparatory drawing from project 2 but I attend a local art studio’s lessons.
First lesson I went outside to a place called Donggang Dalian for a sketch walk with this group and also we have got a couple of mentors with us.
By the way the left top one is one of the mentors who is Mr. Liu.
I have to admit that I was in a bit of a rush to choose my objects even after I looked around for a while.
I started off with my charcoal composition on my A5 sketchbook.
Well this is rough drawing and it just helps me to understand the building’s features.
Then I started with a sketchbook which is a little bit smaller than A3. This time I used B6 pencil.
One of the mentors did give me a correction point that I was too close to the building that it is not good for the perspective.
Well I have lost the first time to get right viewpoint which is the city above water. I didn’t arrange any water/lake which is the character of this town.
Now I have to carry on it and I don’t have enough time to finish because I draw very slowly.
Before everybody finish their compositions mine is as below.
After I got home I used ink and pen to finish with my picture.
I have to finish at here and some points I have learnt and I need to avoid in later attempts.
- My skills are no great for drawing the perspective.
- Scale/Framing the objects wrong, coming out of the paper.
- Need to improve stoke.
- No idea for the background and no way to add anything behind.