Sketches

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Ikea flower department

We had a great time with all the sketchers together.
This is one of the drawings that I made: the flower department.
I had sketched the dooropening and flowers in pencil, when a woman came along to study a vase. She did not stand still for long of course, but the few seconds were enough to get the gesture right (in pencil). Then another woman came around, with a similar coat, another hairdo and a scarf. I still missed something, but a third woman had a bag like this, and that finished the drawing. The rest was just filling the colours.

3 comments:

Michael Lukyniuk said...

Good sketch. Our attention is focused on the figure holding the vase. You did a great job in capturing the gesture of the customer in a short space of time.
The photo of your sketching group indicates that you have a large and mixed variety of artists doing urban sketching. Its interesting to see that it is so popular.

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Very very well done.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael, yes the variety makes it so interesting! You learn the best by sharing and looking at others.
Thanks Irina, isn't there a sketchcrawl in Moscow? There is one in Moscow, Idaho (USA). Probably too cold where you are. BTW, I will be in Moscow myself later this week.