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Reply #75 on: May 18, 2019, 06:27:31 PM
After a long time a plein air water colour with ink lines of a tea house in a far off wellness hotel. I always have my urban Sketching Utensils with me.
My goodness, it’s really more difficult to draw plein air compared to drawing from a photo.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2019, 12:16:33 AM by Gita »
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Reply #76 on: May 18, 2019, 11:31:14 PM
The tea house is lovely, Gita.  Would love to join you there for a cup of tea.

But, with my bad eye, I am having trouble identifying the whitish figure  on the left by the path.  (The ghost of Frida Kahlo??)

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Reply #77 on: May 19, 2019, 09:45:03 PM
Looks fabulous Gita :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
For me the most difficult part of plein air is selecting what to draw / paint as the landscape is so big. You have to "zoom in" on a piece of the scene so I sit there wondering what to zoom in on. :D ;D


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Reply #78 on: May 21, 2019, 07:29:29 PM

My goodness, it’s really more difficult to draw plein air compared to drawing from a photo.
I agree Gita, but once you get accustomed to it, plein air is ridiculously fun!  :crazy2:    ;D
Also agree with Nolan... so much to see, so I try not to look behind me after I start.... ooooh look over there!   :doh:      :2funny:
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Reply #79 on: June 27, 2019, 03:18:12 PM
Sorry i can not see your last post :'(
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Reply #80 on: June 29, 2019, 12:18:44 AM
I fixed the problem Aniz. I am not too happy with this sketch. I sat for quite some time before this beautiful tea house and I think I did not manage to get the charm of it in the drawing.😒
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Reply #81 on: June 29, 2019, 12:21:59 AM
I agree Nolan, I think I had to minimise what I saw in front of me.
Thank Val!
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Reply #82 on: June 29, 2019, 12:34:45 AM
Yesterday some Berlin Urban sketchers met to draw fellow artists.
So all of us sat quietly trying to catch a pose of a front artist. Funny situation. Many people passed by... and gave second glances at us.
Here is my sketch after about 30-40 minutes. I had gone there after work just with my paper block, water colours, Just only brush, size 10 round and water.
It was a good learning process for me that minimal utensils are enough for sketching. I could have added more darks but I stopped since I was so hungry and the hummus restaurant a couple of meters away was too distracting.😅 🍜🍲🍹
Got the “Berlin Sketchers” stamp on the sketch fast and rushed


« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 12:56:41 PM by Gita »
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Reply #83 on: June 30, 2019, 07:11:12 PM
 :heeha: Good on you Gita! I´ll bet that was fun. Two poses in 40 minutes!!! Great job.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap: I´d have had falafel crumbs stuck all over my painting!   :whistle:   You had far more restraint than I would have.  :2funny:
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Reply #84 on: June 30, 2019, 07:34:33 PM
I agree, your will power is much stronger than mine. :o
Great sketch in such a short time, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #85 on: August 20, 2019, 12:04:43 PM
:heeha: Good on you Gita! I´ll bet that was fun. Two poses in 40 minutes!!! Great job.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap: I´d have had falafel crumbs stuck all over my painting!   :whistle:   You had far more restraint than I would have.  :2funny:

Hahahahaha Val!

Nolan, thanks for mentioning about my will power. I do some fasting, too. Sometimes 16 hours without food. That helps.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2019, 09:02:23 PM by Gita »
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Reply #86 on: August 20, 2019, 07:02:01 PM
I am with you Gita, it is a lot easier sketching from photos. I really like your sketches.


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Reply #87 on: August 20, 2019, 07:26:42 PM
Thank you Zilpa!
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Reply #88 on: September 10, 2019, 04:28:25 PM
THese are good, and so worth while in connecting your eyes to your hand for sketching.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #89 on: September 24, 2019, 02:13:52 PM
After a long time an urban sketch on brown coloured paper.
This is entry of the Berlin Zoo.

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