Exercise 1: Sketchbook of townscape drawings

This exercise seemed to be about extracting the most useful information when drawing on site. Due to covid-19 we are currently in an lockdown, I took some photographs and worked from them as a substitute to fieldwork, as I would have drawn faster and loosely I gave myself 10 minutes to complete each drawing. I didn’t want to get bogged down in details and thought after the previous timed exercise this might be a good way to approach. Each view has a linear and a tonal block study, drawn in a 10cm square area. my paper has a fairly rough tooth and this with the addition of using a 3B pencil made the drawings a little muddy and didn’t hold detail too well, as we was asked to work on a small scale I dont think that mattered, capturing the essence, form and shape was more important than accuracy and precision.

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