Using photos – mostly from my “abandoned” board on Pinterest, I am going to keep practicing quick sketches. Old do this from life, except it’s really hot and sticky outside, so I do not really want to leave the house. Plus, what’s the point of saving all those photos on Pinterest if I do not do something with them?
Anyhow, my goal is to get quick impressions on paper, not complete and finished studies. Details will be a struggle for me, as evidenced by today’s but I really am trying to simplify, such as with the stones, bricks, and boards on the house.
I had trouble capturing the perspective – the view in the original is low, but I sketched it straight on. I worked center out, and I think that helped with proportions — at least, more than usual. There is nothing for light angle, and although these are quick sketches, that is probably something I need to incorporate…at least a hint, anyway. I do like how I ‘captured’ the slope of the ground.
I probably could also have don something with the space under the porch roof, maybe the foliage. But also maybe not – that might be too much detail, forcing me to add more to the background, and/or not look quite right.