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.