Met up with the lovely outdoor folk again this arvo, this time in Kings Park next to the Zamia Cafe (Western Power Playground) for a quick bit of sketching. It was sunny and warmish for a mid winters day…. quite bright in the direct sun so I sat under a shady gum tree so I wasn’t dazzled by the white page. I sketched the Vietnam War Veterans pavilion which was a bit of a struggle, should really have layed down some pencil guide lines to help me with the perspective, but as usual I just dived right in with indelible ink and made corrections as I went along….hence some wonky beams and a slightly “Escher”-esque look to the front of the building. The tree trunk lying on the ground had some wonderful ridges and texture… I could have done a drawing of that on it’s own. The finished painting looked rather boring (not a great composition) so I added in a couple of figures at the end which gave the picture a bit more interest.
The second page is just a random collection of people standing around enjoying the park, I was experimenting with water-soluble ink and using a waterbrush to pull out the shadows. trying to get them down on paper before they moved.