One fine morning in Civita, Stephanie gave us a scary prompt: sketch in only 15 minutes!
Scary drill sergeant that she is, she timed everything, allowing us about 5 minutes for our pencil sketches and 10 more for painting.
It was an intimidating exercise at first, but a fun one, too. Being forced to translate a scene to its essential parts was a very beneficial exercise.
As you can see, most of my drawings look more like they were made in Morocco than in a small Italian town, but I definitely learned a lot about translating light to my drawings.
|This is Morocco, right?|
|This one became quite abstract|
With only 15 minutes to sketch a place, I was forced to find a balance between being methodic and spontaneous, so as to not overthink what I was doing but still being confident in my process.
The results are not always very convincing, but there is always something to learn from them.
|Playing with values|
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