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Title: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 08, 2017, 07:32:11 AM
I am planning to do a series of urban sketches. Shari Blaukopf ( craftsy.com) is a wonderful teacher for getting into this subject. Since I love pen and ink with line wash, I am enjoying her video classes. This is the Berlin Cathedral church called "Berliner Dom", the biggest church of Berlin.
As always all comments are most welcome.

Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Val on October 08, 2017, 11:12:11 AM
Very nicely done Gita, I like the composition.  O0     This is something I will have a go at. Have wanted to for a while. I think line and wash is perfect for Urban/Plein Air sketching. I guess I'll find out how well it works with pastel as well!  ;D
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 08, 2017, 02:58:05 PM
Thank you Val, I think pastels would go well, too. For me pastels are a second choice since the colours could smudge during transportation. In this class Shari Blaukopf uses a platinum carbon pen which can be refilled with ink. I use a normal ink proof fountain pen.
This is another one based on a  free reference photo from Linda Cookson from the free photos section take in Galaway city. Thank you Linda for sharing the photo with us. I chose to add some people to it.

You might find another thread with similar information. I exactly don't know what's happening when I upload the pictures.
I would love to hear your thoughts to this.


Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Happychappy on October 10, 2017, 04:34:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita, I love your urban sketches.  They are so well done.    Patricia
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 10, 2017, 11:15:50 PM
Thanks Patricia! It's so fascinating to  add people to a sketch.  :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: linley.plester on October 11, 2017, 03:46:57 AM
Hi Gita. I really like your bright happy colours, as well as the drawings, and adding people does give them Life. :clap: :)
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 11, 2017, 05:51:55 AM
Gita - these are really something special!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 11, 2017, 08:36:47 AM
 :thankyou: Linley!
 :thankyou: Sharon!
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 13, 2017, 12:31:00 PM
Curaçao- done from a licence free pixabay Photo. I would love to do this in real. I tried a sienna brown as ink instead of the usual black.
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: njnjgirl on October 13, 2017, 02:15:25 PM
Gita, all of these are great!  I really like them a lot! :smitten:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Win on October 13, 2017, 05:04:41 PM
Love your urban sketches Gita,  :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: linley.plester on October 13, 2017, 07:28:22 PM
Like the brown ink.... it's not as dramatic as the black... more homey/ understated/ comfortable. An entirely different mood. All of these sketches are impressive. By the way... I did try to send the wallaby photos to you via vasa online but somehow I don't think they reached you. Never mind, I'll have another go at putting the wallabies up as PB ref photos. Maybe the computer won't have a hissy fit this time!
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 14, 2017, 02:03:11 AM
 :thankyou: Mary-Lou, Win.
Linley, I got your beautiful wallaby photos. I answered right away. I wonder why you did not receive my answer.  :-\
Thank you so much for sending them.So nice of you.  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Val on October 14, 2017, 06:22:23 AM
I know this place! That's the market along the wharf where the boats come in to sell fresh veggies, fish and the like! It's just down from the immigration office by the corner! How lovely!  :heeha:

I loved Curacao. I'll have to see if I can find some of the photos for you. Beautiful!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: linley.plester on October 14, 2017, 03:48:33 PM
What a compliment Val has given you Gita!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 14, 2017, 10:23:20 PM
 :thankyou: very much, Val! The best compliment I can get in urban sketching, I suppose. You recognised the place from the drawing! Linley is right!
I am fond of harbour scenes. They create a feeling of wistfulness in me.
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Val on October 15, 2017, 01:20:32 AM
When I think of all the harbours I have visited it awakens the wanderlust in me. Seeing your painting brought back so many memories of the place, the people, the sights, smells, and tastes. The bittersweet sorrow of departing, but oh.... the joyous expectation of the next adventure, the next harbour. What vistas await? I must keep on... perhaps there is someone looking out to sea, someone waiting, just to meet me.   :boat:
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: liz on October 15, 2017, 09:13:34 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: GITA, you've done very well with pen and ink with water color washes!  You seem to have the patience for the fine detail.  I'm learning about how to do water reflections and the Craftsy instructor is pretty good. ~Liz
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on October 16, 2017, 01:08:09 AM
Val, I envy you for your voyages and great experiences! It’s great to share them with you, especially your pictures.
Liz, I love pen and ink. I have such a flow experience while drawing with the fine nib of the pen. I searched to buy the carbon platinum pen from Japan which Shari, the instructor, uses. But at present they are not selling this in Germany. Instead I am using a Lamy art pen (fine nib). It’s also good.
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Aniz Oniro on December 07, 2017, 01:41:45 PM
Gita your sketches are great well done pen and ink work nice color line
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Gita on December 08, 2017, 03:08:02 AM
Thank you, Maria!
Title: Re: Urban sketches
Post by: Happychappy on December 13, 2017, 06:32:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Gita.   Patricia