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″
Keep them coming. I am inspired to stretch, to explore creativity within by letting it out …. Freely…. Thank you
Thank you! It’s fun to do these.
These are lovely. If I ever decide to challenge myself to draw buildings or streets, I think I would start with this sort of approach.
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.
Yes. I think it would be much more liberating to work on a scene that I am not remotely familiar with.
I am very impressed! I love the feeling of the different sketches. Keep going~
Thank you. It was a lot of fun to do this.
I’ll be waiting for the coloring book of your sketches to be published. They are always so awesome and I want to use them as coloring pages 🙂
Well, I can send you scans? And you can color away. Let me know!
That actually sounds fun! Colored pencils ready!
OK. !!!Let me know which pictures you want and I’ll send you the files. Then you can print them at the size you want.
Thanks will email you 🙂