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Do the Bus Stop

As I was starting a brand new sketchbook for my Urban Sketches entries I decided on a theme based around Scenes From A Bus Stop. Most will still be around my local area, but as I take public transport quite regularly I will include other locations around Sydney (and possibly further? who knows…)

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Anyway, I’m sticking with the artline pen and waterbrush as I like the style of it. I would have liked to use my Ackerman pump pen, but I’m  afraid that wont cut it (hoping to write a second review in the coming weeks). I have also decided to square off the scenes – which I’m really liking more and more in general. It helps to create more focus on the scene by containing it, it’s also a lot neater, and hopefully it will help me with my composition and proportioning. But with the latter reason, I think it will take me a long time to get there.

Not being an architect, I find myself not being able to instinctively use sightlines effectively. Partly because I dont want a lot of long lines visible in my drawings, and I’m also scared I will get bogged down in them too much. But it is worth pursuing with more intent, and I’m always up for a challenge.

If you would like to see these sketches in more detail, please click here. And if you would like to visit the Urban Sketches Australia site, please click here. Cheers!

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4 comments on “Do the Bus Stop

  1. These are great! I really like the one with the main mains. I am always attracted to them especially if they are a little rusty.

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  2. Great sketches, i really like your theme idea!

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