Sketch the World: 3

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 third session. In order, they are scenes from an unknown city (I forgot to write it in the margin of the page); Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Massachusetts, USA. The sketchbook I used was about 5″ x 8″

12 thoughts on “Sketch the World: 3

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      It was really effective in getting me to work faster and pick out what I needed to do to get the picture forming, without stressing over perfection. I think you could do the same thing with photos you take yourself, but I think the theme has to be, photo almost at random, not trying to make a composed image. What seems to be even more freeing about this exercise is that all these scenes are random, it is just what happens to be outside the window.

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