Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Day Three - The V & A
I haven't had a chance to get sketching on location this week, so with my last two sketches I've turned to the photos from my UK trip for inspiration. This one is a scene from my visit to the Victoria and Albert museum in London. What a mind blowing place it is! I was itching to sketch while I was there that day but unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity due to time constraints. I felt green with envy when I passed a whole posse of sketchers staked out amongst the statues in one of the galleries.
I am continuing with the approach of sketching directly in ink, and as you can see, I have made some real clangers. The marble column was fattened and tapered belatedly and also the middle statue had to be drawn over the background that had been done precipitously and over zealously. However, as I've said before, it makes it so much more fun and less inhibiting to work this way. In fact, I doubt I would even have attempted such a busy scene as this prior to using this approach.