Monday, November 09, 2009

sketchbook 09/11/09


Took a break from some computer work and sketched at the Bloor Gladstone Library.

I'm kicking myself for not sketching outside because it was such a beautiful day...oh, well.

I mucked the bottom lettering. Was trying to take advantage of the transparent nature of the watercolour to get a duo reading.

4 comments:

Carolina said...

Great, almost photographic, impressive result. How long did it take you? Everything is so detailed and has so much work... I'm amazed... and the lettering is something else, a little something from the designer background, right? just great.
Best regards,
Carolina

Wil said...

Your comments always are so generous. Thank you very much!

It took me about 2 hours for this guy.
Yeah, the lettering definitely is from my design background. my spreads seem a bit naked without any type to me, so that's why I do it.

Have you heard of an artist named Kurt Holloman. I took cues from him when it came to type. He does it in a more sophisticated manner. You should take a look at his stuff.

raena said...

Two hours that I'm glad you spent this way! I love the feet, so well captured! And maybe the lettering didn't turn out the way you imagined, but at least you experimented with it! Maybe it will lead you to a new technique!

Wil said...

Thanks, Raena. Very true about the experimental mindset. Definitely an avenue I will pursue.