Stephanie first gave us a class on perspective and later on watercolour. Her classes were packed with new information yet simple to understand. Many things made more sense to me.
Our first assignment was sketching a frontal view on Piazza S. Donato. Not yet too complicated, but as with any urban view, the tricky part was to allow enough space to sketch everything.
|Piazza S. Donato|
|Civita was pretty peaceful|
|Copying the teacher. Not quite there yet, but learned a lot by trying|
One thing I learned, for instance, was the difference between shadow and shade, shadow being colder than shade. It's the kind of seemingly simple information that can make a lot of difference in a sketch, in my opinion. In this exercise I tried to apply that, but got a bit carried away.
|It doesn't look like it, but tourists kept walking by all the time|
|Porta S. Maria, entrance to Civita, seen from inside the town|