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-- 25 July, 2004 --

New challenge from Wet Canvas

Good grief - it's been almost a week since I posted anything. Working certainly does get in the way of play!wde24-7.JPG

This week's Weekend Drawing Event on Wet Canvas was to use some cityscape photographs as inspiration for a reponse. I am absolutely amazed at the variety of ways that the people on that site respond to such a challenge. Because these WDEs draw participants from all of the forums, the responses appear in an amazing variety of media from watercolour to photographs and everything in between.

The first thing that I sent up was a photograph that I took some time ago where I tried to reproduce the view in Grace Cossington Smith's "The Curve of the Bridge". This was in answer to what I saw as a challenge to show views of my home place.

My second effort was a pen and wash reproduction of one of the reference photographs provided by the host. I am not unhappy with the perspective that I managed, although it's not really too hard transcribing perspective from one rectangular space to another. The watercolour is another matter. It makes me painfully aware of how long it has been since I used my watercolours in earnest.

Posted by robynls at July 25, 2004 2:00 PM


I really like the colors on your cityscape! I need to get working on mine. I have to admit, I drew a blank when the host asked for a "response to the statement posed by these pictures." (Eh?!)

Posted by: Erika at July 26, 2004 4:49 AM

I must admit that that threw me, too but I suppose I cheated a little. The references are posted in, what for we Aussies is the middle of Saturday night, so, by the time we get up on Sunday morning, there is already a number of responses posted to the group. They help for inspiration if we choose to look at them.

Posted by: Robyn at July 26, 2004 7:40 AM

I think your perspective isn't too bad, what might give more depth to your perspective is concentrating on your line work...ie. the line of the buildings in the foreground need to be sharper and a tad heavier, than those of the buildings behind. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Detlef at July 26, 2004 10:19 AM

Thank you for the very useful comments about the drawing. I am always dleighted to receive comments and critiques that will improve my work.

Posted by: Robyn at July 26, 2004 10:43 AM