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Gita

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on: April 02, 2017, 01:55:48 AM
This is a fast sketch - a view looking down from the hotel window in Hamburg city. I used the hotel pencil (looks like a 3b graphite pencil) on hotel paper.

sharing this with you ... for any suggestions and crits. Is the perspective ok?   :D

« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 01:57:33 AM by Gita »
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Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 05:13:18 AM
 :heeha: For a fast sketch this is really good!  O0   Perspective looks ok to me, just a few verticals off a bit, nothing that couldn't be corrected if you wanted to use this as a base for a larger drawing/painting.
Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 05:23:47 AM
Nice drawing.  I would love to go for a walk there.

Perspective, you are looking down at the quare/street so you cannot be looking at so much of the side of the car.  The car look almost flip over on it side.  You would be looking at more of the roof and less at its left side (the one you draw).  You can take a toy car and look at it from the angle you are looking down at the street.

Without taking a ruler perspective are correct, including all the row of windows 👏 .  And yes, verticals should be perfectly vertical... the eyes pick that immediately.  But for whatever reason, not usually the eyes of the person drawing.  I always wonder about that.
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Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 05:53:42 AM
 :detective: You're right about the car Annie..... mind he is mostly on the grass! Perhaps he's in a ditch!  :heeha:
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Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 08:24:00 AM
Gita

Good to see that you are doing drawing practice while away.

Pretty good for whatever drawing implements were at hand.

Hope the owner can get his car out of the ditch.  Better call a tow truck.  :2funny:

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Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 09:07:49 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: the car is most certainly off road or it is just trying to take off, or is it toppling down the road?
Annie, Val, Mea thanks for your comments.. :2funny: Annie - thanks for the suggestion with the verticals.
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Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 06:22:26 PM
Very nice for a quick drawing, Gita! Is the far right building at a right angle to the main building or does it slant away? Hard to tell if it's a perspective problem or not. :)
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Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 11:22:26 PM
Thanks for commenting Steve. :smiley6600: Actually there were a clutter of buildings- in front of me. You can imagine in the middle of Hamburg city. I simplified and chose to draw the old building to the left and the more modern building one standing at a right angle to the row of  buildings to the left.
I did not even think of making a photograph to compare my sketch afterwards. :doh:
Wanting to sketch fast and trying to get a proper perspective is maybe a heroical aim.
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Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 11:25:19 PM
Nice anti rusting quick sketch Gita 😊
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Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 03:23:36 AM
 :thankyou: Win!
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Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 04:32:13 AM
Maybe heroic Gita, but you nailed it  O0

 It is a good drawing, specially from a window without a photo reference, having to simplyfy the scene. 

Since I don't know the area, my imagination can fixed the angle of the modern building at the far end, by putting a narrow street between the old building and the modern one.  You just need to remove the 2 lines between the last tree and put a horizontal line to end the sidewalk (behind the tree trunk).  Then it won't matter anymore if the 2 buildings are at right angle or not.  But that may not be reality as you see it and want to represent it.

I can say all this but I cannot draw a car myself yet... I woud have put a stylized couple instead to avoid the issue  :2funny:  So all the best for you trying something difficult.

I really like you Hamburg city drawing/sketch.  I am very much attrack to such drawings... even those I&W you see in for sale in tourist areas, which are often less than good.

Hope this is all received positively by you.  Good drawing    :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 09:06:55 AM
Annie, you are right. Your obervation is great! :smitten: I forgot to draw the road between the modern and old one!
I had decided to do a class and learn a bit more. So did the p&i ostrich class.
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