Friday, September 25, 2009

On the beach - pen sketch

On the beach - pen sketch by Cape Town artist Stephen Scott

On the beach
Felt tip pen on paper

This little sketch was done as a tonal study while preparing to do a small painting. I often do a tonal study in pen before starting a painting; it helps me work out what I'm going to do with the paint. In this case I messed up the painting, the tones were right, but the umbrella was overworked and ill-proportioned - the overall presentation sucked.... I like the sketch though...

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