Translation of Real Life

The photo is taken from inside the grocery store – I was sitting at the long counter that goes the width of the store in front of the windows, facing out. The chairs/tables you see are outside and in good weather people like to sit out there. Not on this day, though, and that allowed me to get a nice view of the furniture.

Not long afterward, I did the drawing. I used a modified blind drawing technique – with each object, I’d look at my paper to reset myself and then go on. Later I filled in details and color.

From February, 2020.


2 thoughts on “Translation of Real Life

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I really like what you have done here by adding just a touch of subtle colour to the view area of the illustration and allowing the strong monochrome ink work to dominate. It’s a really lovely style.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. The idea is to put on just a little color, see how it works, wait, wait, try more, wait, then stop before you want to, because coloring is so much fun, but not good for the image. I like how this one came out, I think the color and the BW combine to make a stronger image than either with color or no color.

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