Sunlit San Antonio Planters - original travel sketchbook drawing

in art •  last year

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Downtown San Antonio is dotted by artfully maintained planted containers. While perusing the city's center I decided to quickly sketch this group of containers that were being lit by the morning sun. I wanted to describe the structure of the plants and the effect of the sharp southwestern sunlight with the minimum amount of marks possible. I was very pleased in the way this one turned out. I felt that the abstractions were spot on and the drawing is open and airy and at the same time is able to convey texture as in the ornate urn.

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Hi^^ Thank you for sharing, I'm following you!

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thank you

You did succeed! My very first thought was, "what an efficient use of cross hatching and stippling!" And, of course negative space. Well done!

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Thanks!

Very nicely captured! I can only sketch in one way, but I'd like to try something like this.