Jan 12, 2015

My messy approach to sketching on-location

Sharing my messy approach to sketching. Found an interesting view of the famous Thian Hock Kian temple here in Singapore.
Sharing with you my messy and playful approach to sketching when I go on-location. Yesterday I found a nice angle of the famous Thian Hock Keng temple at Telok Ayer street here in Singapore and I was immediately captivated. I always try to find interesting coloured shapes, textures and strong flowing lines within a scene to create an interesting mess. Starting with a strong focal point helps to keep me on track too. What is your approach to sketching on-location?

   Sharing my messy approach to sketching. Found an interesting view of the famous Thian Hock Kian temple here in Singapore.Sharing my messy approach to sketching. Found an interesting view of the famous Thian Hock Kian temple here in Singapore. Sharing my messy approach to sketching. Found an interesting view of the famous Thian Hock Kian temple here in Singapore.Sharing my messy approach to sketching. Found an interesting view of the famous Thian Hock Kian temple here in Singapore.

2 comments:

racingcourne said...

Seeing the progression is so cool! And I like that you do not draw exactly what you see - like the tree.

Tatiana Bashlacheva said...

Dear Paul,
My name is Tatiana Bashlacheva, I am a representative of Artistic Paints Plant “Nevskaya palitra” from St. Petersburg, Russia. I was exploring the faculty of the Urban Sketchers Symposium, which will be held in Singapore soon, and I found out, that you use watercolors in your works. Unfortunately I didn't find your e-mail address, that's why I'm writing here.
We would like to offer you to test the quality of our paints. Could it be interesting for you?
I kindly ask you to answer me to my e-mail: bashlacheva@artpaints.ru.

I wish you every success in your creative work and look forward to your early reply! Thank you!