It was very exciting to be part of the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Singapore last month...still thinking daily about all that I saw and experienced, and especially the wonderful Singapore Urban Sketchers community!
It was an honor to present my workshop, "Light and Dark with a Punch of Color", and I'd like to offer a PDF of the workshop handout. Let me know if you find this helpful!
More about the subject of the workshop in the previous post below...
Here are a few photos
from my workshop site
at the Singapore Art Museum...
|My easel parked in front of "SAM"--|
Singapore Art Museum, with a demo sketch
|Don Low sketching in front of SAM|
|My charming helper, Grace Liau sketching|
|Kee making a beautiful composition|
across from SAM
|Suma laying in a|
bold pattern of light and dark
|Don Low's thumbnail sketches|
|Rob and Keesung sketching digitally--|
I loved seeing the ideas working
across different media!
|Gabi Campanario and Rob Sketcherman sketching|
and chatting at our lovely, shady site
|Murray Dewhurst, one of our official|
sketch-reporters at the site
|Some "first stage" sketches--finding patterns|
of light and dark in the landscape and
composing them on the page...
|Some more "first stage" sketches,|
will have to find a better way to
document the digital sketches!
|Some "final" results--with color added|
--using color intentionally to add emphasis,
meaning or create a path
|Jason Das sketching some visitors nearby|
|End of Workshop #3--we may have lost a few|
before this picture was taken, but
I love seeing the results!
Before and during the Symposium, I spent lots of time at my workshop site considering best views and approaches...
|pencil sketches--a way to gradually mass the light and darks|
These were demo thumbnail sketches...using pencil to mass darks and light. As I did these, I considered 2 ways to compose: creating a small frame first helps you see the whole right away by working "outside in"...another approach is to start with what most interests you, and work from there--"inside out"...being mindful to balance areas of light and dark as you "grow" the sketch...
|thumbnail views of SAM--laying in shapes with |
a brush pen makes you really commit to the
lights and darks right away!
|more views around SAM--light and dark with color|
added for emphasis...
|Sketching here inside Dome, the Italian-style coffee bar in the museum, where the interior is elegantly|
black and white--so were the patrons, and the photographer and bridal shoot just outside...