Thursday, 18 April 2013

More Chemelot

Another lunchtime sketch today, somewhere on the chemical plant "Chemelot" (a.k.a. DSM-Geleen). Actually it was just five minutes walk, but it took some walking around to find an interesting spot.
Nowadays I am trying to be more carefull about choosing the right angle/composition, and what to draw and (occasionally) what to leave out.
I deliberately stopped a little early, in order not to lose myself into those little details that sometimes spoil a drawing. Did the last enhancements at home, just by memory, to try and catch what my eye remembered seeing.
I will still stick to reality, but I more and more feel that trying to capture the "spirit" of the subject is more important than correctly fitting in all the details.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Your comments are very true. There is always a balance or compromise to make between reality and impressions. Most of my work is from photos I take of scenes that I am very aquainted with. I admit that painting on location makes you more aware of some details that a camera cant record. I try to keep this in mind. I do a lot of life drawing from live models as well. The same dilemma presents itself in these situations - you draw an impression of a complicated hairstyle, you may want to lengthen a short torso, you adjust for a pose which is shifting, etc. its all about the artist's impressions.

Rene Fijten said...

Indeed Michael, well put. It's all about choices.