Back in June 2020 my husband and I took a drive through Allentown, PA, which is about an hour from our house. We had moved from a strict lockdown to one step less restrictive about a week before, I guess, and we wanted to see some new sights. So we got in the car for a drive (we did not leave the car on this trip) and I took photos through the window.
As we drove along on our way out of town, on a whim, I snapped the passing scene one photo after another as the car moved. I then did drawings of these photos.
I realize that I can give you a little bit of a streetscape, now that I have gone through the drawings and photos, never mind what I said before.
Hey, this project (and it did turn out to be a project, somewhere along the line…) was a lot of fun. I will certainly try something like this again.
They look great as a cohesive collection. I am glad you will be doing more of these as it is always fun to see how you interpret the architecture and scene.
Thank you. The randomness of choosing this street is what I enjoyed about this project – I had no reason to pick it out except that the idea struck me as we were dricing. I could be open to all the interesting little parts and pieces of the scene, since I had no preformed ideas as to what I wanted to do. It was a lot of fun.
Your drawings look so much more expressive than the photo. They bring out the architecture.
Thank you. I really love buildings of all kinds and drawing them for this reason – I can really concentrate on the details and I get so much more appreciation for them. When you draw something you know it, rather than just glancing at it as a photo encourages you to do, usually. At least that is what I think.
I agree. You look at detail. It’s similar to walking down a street you would normally drive down. Different perspective. You see things normally missed.
Yes, the slowing down effect, there is time for things to emerge, bloom, and fade before you, rather than being a blur.