While we waited at the Toulon Train Station in France last week, I got two quick line sketches of the station from the last platform. My eye was caught by the light and shadows from the strong summer sun. Later that evening I added watercolor to one of them but made a muddy mess.
Since I am still working on showing light this week I pulled out the two sketches of the train station, and a photo to use as reference, and tried again. First I used watercolor but again got similar results. The contrast of the deep shadows to the light is challenging and I ended up with a muddy sketch. And so I moved onto trying the sketch with Procreate, which is much easier to edit. I think this version is more true to the light and heat but it still does not capture the feel of Toulon Station on a hot sunny day.
This is a Procreate sketch.