Sketches

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Citadelle Liège


 le sentier des minimes
More drawings from last saturday, when I joined up with the Urban Sketchers Belgium.
At first we went to the Citadelle, up on the hills surrounding Liège. On top you see my drawing (I just felt for a different style) and just under it the Lapin version of the same scene. He stood next to me.

And below a drawing of (nearly) all participants to the meeting, when we were seated on the terrace. Likeliness not guaranteed.


12 comments:

Michael said...

A lovely cityscape. I like the way that you simply outlined the background buildings and left them blank. It establishes the depth of the scene without taking the viewer's attention away from the buildings that you focus on. It must have taken considerable time to draw all the detail in the foreground buildings.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael, it's always difficult to find out how much to leave out before it gets boring.
I made a small watercolour before this one, adding too much detail in the background, so I knew where to restrain myself. I should do that more often, a quick value sketch before starting the real one.
I think the drawing itself took me about an hour to make.

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Prachtig!

Rene Fijten said...

Bedankt Geert-Jan.

Veerle Vercruyce said...

Heel mooi, goede kleurkeuze!
En sommige van je portretten vind ik wel heel gelijkend :)

Tineke said...

Mooi zeg, jouw stadstekening, met de achtergrond niet ingevuld. Inderdaad goed om een keuze te maken wat je aandacht geeft en wat niet! Ook leuk om de tekening van Lapin erbij te zien, zo verschillend en toch vanaf bijna hetzelfde standpunt.

nico jamin said...

Prachtig, Rene! Heel anders dan de schetsen van de Luikse tekenaars!

nico jamin said...

Prachtig, Rene! Heel anders dan de schetsen van de Luikse tekenaars!

RobCarey said...

One of my favorites! Beautiful work, Rene.

Rene Fijten said...

Dank je Veerle.
Tineke, Lapin stond letterlijk naast me, leuk om te zien dat hij e.e.a. geheel anders interpreteerd.
Dank je Nico.
Thanks Rob.

art is jok(k)e(n) said...

As Rob C said....

very very good!!

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Ludek.