Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rainy Day Sketching; distortions through a rainy windscreen, pencil in Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook

Rainy Day, waiting.   Mechanical Pencil sketch in Stillman and Birn Epsilon sketchbook

Life is busy at the moment with not much time for sketching.   This one was done waiting while my mother went to a dentists appointment.  A day of heavy rain.

I thought it might be interesting to try to catch the distortions and reflections through the wet windscreen.

If I'd worked from a photograph it would have been a very different piece - clarity -  a frozen moment.   This, done from life, is very different, it's about the blur, the distortion, the wavering lines seen through slithering splashes on the windscreen, against the clear but shadowed shapes inside the car.

An interesting exercise.

1 comment:

annie said...

That catches it, Vivien. I love what you've done to show it. How many moments like this we all share when we drive in the rain.
annie