Pr3: Check and Log: Townscapes

How did you use a limited palette study to create a sense of depth?

I used a mid tone paper, a chalk pencil for the high lights and a darker conte for the shadows. The dark shade was not dark enough so some of the picture lakes depth. The most successful part is the water as it involved a lot of highlight which seems to give it some body.

  • Did your preliminary sketches give you enough information for your final pieces of work?

I didn’t use sketches but photo. Oops.

  • Would you approach this task differently another time?

I would work from sketches! I would stick with mid paper and a light and highlight drawing device as I think there is scope here and I’d like to get good at this style. It’s quite tricky to leave mid tones as used to leaving high light on white paper. Also tricky to differentiate between some mids and shadows of similar value.

  • Have you got the scale of the buildings right?

I’m quite happy with the scales.

  • Have you captures colour and atmosphere in your studies?

Some of the sketches I did use colours that I observed from the location. I hope these help describe the atmosphere.

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About Emma Perring

Artist, oil painter

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