Sunday, July 10, 2011

Outdoor Sketches

Every time  I find watercolour becoming a little difficult I go back to some intensive outdoor sketching to gain confidence.
But somehow, I get complacent easily and quickly and then I want to create only finished work and tend to ignore exercises like making small studies and sketches. I feel the real hurdle for me is the discipline required to keep sketching continually and incessantly. This is not easy to do for someone like me, but luckily there are people like Adebanji Alade who can inspire anyone with the way they sketch and practise.
Thanks to everyone out there who have inspired me and continue to do so withe their art.

Kokan, Pencil on Paper, (6" x 9")

Abandoned, Pencil on Paper, (6" x 9")

Railway Colony III, Pencil on Paper, (6" x 9")


Studio at the Farm said...

I am also somewhat [OK ... quite] impatient, and want to dive right into a painting. This is good, basic advice you have posted today. Thank you!

V. Deshmukh said...

Thank you Katherine. Its no advice really. I am not that competent yet to advise anyone. Its just an observation.

Art with Liz said...

Thanks for the reminder! And these look totally more like almost finished drawings than sketches!

V. Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Liz, I really hope to do more of these regularly.
Best wishes,

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Nice sketches, Vinayak!

Crystal Cook said...

I'm the same way Vinayak. Impatient as all get out, but we work on it right? That's all we can do.

Your sketches are beautiful, I really love the one called Abandoned. Your line work is just gorgeous. Really well done. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree, sometimes full-blown painting can seem daunting, and a return to sketching can really help get and keep you going.
All three of these are very good, really enjoyable work(pencil being my first love).

By the way, check on your question in the Blogger Help forum. I found a way around the problem with your old url. ;-)

V. Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Ramesh.
I agree Crystal, patience is the key to getting those paintings right.
Thanks A.Decker, yes it is a bit of a bother to go through all this. I should have been more thoughtful than to have changed my address in a fit of temper.