Tuesday, March 26, 2013

View under the Net

This was the view almost under the net.  You can see how it spanned the whole room.  What was tricky to represent was the netting itself.  It created a transparent veil that was white -off white.  This made it difficult because our pens draw in black. So I tried to suggest the veil with the lighter washed out colors  as if you are looking through something.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Yesterday Seattle Urban Sketchers group went to the Emerald City Trapeze Arts studio to sketch aerial arts and flying trapeze classes.  What an exciting outing.  We saw both adult and children getting up enough nerve to swing on the flying trapeze.  I can imagine the adrenaline going!Here is one sketch from the day from above.  I used the the second floor mezzanine as a foreground element.  It was visually darker in this space so it created a great dark frame.    The mid ground was where the trapeze class was taking place had the brightest light.  The bright color of the instructor's and student's leotards becomes the focus of the drawing and draws attention to the activity in the mid-ground.
Urban sketchers sketching the flying trapeze class.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sketch along the way home

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day in Seattle. I decided to walk home from grading at the UW.  This is the view I get while crossing the Montlake Bridge.  I decided to do it in pencil instead of my typical ink. I could have spent more time on this but it was a quick one.  I will try to go out again and do an ink and watercolor sketch.