A few days ago I stopped for a taco in the late afternoon. The shop was quiet, and I got an excellent seat for drawing. The ceiling of this shop has lots of interesting shapes and color, and I have had it in my mind for some time to sketch it. A couple in my line of vision also caught my eye, and I included them. They had a lot of interesting body language going, and it was fun to attempt to capture it in a sketch. In the end, however, I did not like the result, and so this afternoon I reworked the sketch.
This time I drew on a sheet of paper that was completely covered with a base of gold watercolor grounds. I drew with pastel pencil, added color with gouache, and left about a third of the gold grounds unpainted. The background figures are now simplified and less sharp.
I reeeeeally love the colors! And I enjoy your passing-by sketches of people.
LikeLiked by 1 person
WOW – you DID it!!! LOL – LOVE the gold ground showing through other colors, Sarah. This is a wonderful technique – it glows. With a few more darks and/or opaques it could POP even more…. it is wonderful!
ps. My favorite area is the roof with its interesting shapes and bold splashes of vibrant color……with gold peeking through. Love the luminosity of the glasses too.
Pingback: Taco Redo | Deliberate Sketching