Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Love these quickie's

A couple of years ago I was in Chipping Cambden in the Cotswolds waiting for my wife and friend who had popped into a shop. Looking up I was taken by an interesting chimney stack and roof arrangement and just had to take a photo with a view to painting it one day. I still will, but I just came across it and decided it would be a great exercise with the pen. With the interesting perspective and many angles, to attack it without pencil guidelines was a great confidence booster. Taking just 20 minutes tops, it represents another satisfying 'quickie'.

4 comments:

  1. Fabulous sketch ,John. I'm always attracted to these old chimneys too! They just have so much character. The perspective is interesting in this one and you have handled it very well. I really like your pen work, something I have to work at a lot more:)

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  2. Thank you Michael. Yes, this chimney was particularly appealing and it's destined to be done in watercolour too. ;-)

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  3. Nice work John. There is a good sense of depth and convincing perspective.

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  4. Thanks Keith. Getting the perspective right turned out to be a lot easier than I'd expected.

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