Sketch the World: 1

Back in the winter I participated in an online workshop with the Plastic Club of Philadelphia in which we visited a site called Window Swap and drew quick sketches from the scenes we chose to view.

(Look here for a full explanation of the site and the process.)

We drew pictures from everyday scenes from all over the world. It was so much fun that the club offered a series of sessions in May 2022 in which we did the same thing – we chose a window scene and drew for only ten minutes, producing several drawings in our individual styles over the course of an hour or so.

I will be showing you some of my results in a few posts.

Here are some pictures from the first session. In order, they are scenes from Finland, Connecticut, USA, and France. The sketchbook I used was about 5″ x 8″

5 thoughts on “Sketch the World: 1

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, there were other views I didn’t care much for so I maybe did a portion or vignette. But in all cases I really feel I got a lot out of needing to make quick judgements on how to best handle the image. I think it’s really helpful to practice like this, loosening up.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Yes, that’s exactly it, you have to move fast, no time to second guess. I wasn’t sure I could do this, and of course there are some that really were awful, but even from those I learned.

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