I am participating in "The Virtual Paintout" an artistic challenge using Google Street View as a resource for traveling the world to find interesting locations and subjects to paint. Every month there is a new location. Anyone can join in the fun. I plan on sketching this a few more times and I will post those here and I believe I will use watercolor - maybe acrylic.
My location selection is at the bottom of the page and is an iPhone snap of the computer screen of the place I finally rested my "yellow man" as we traversed Google's street view of Puerto Rico.
I haven't picked up my pencil and paintbrushes in a very long time... I segwayed into poetry for a few years... but have been feeling the itch to try my hand at drawing and painting again.
|First initial pencil sketch|
The above is an initial quick sketch of Church Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion y San Fernando of Toa Alta - a Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico. I didn't continue with the shading and details as I made a major mistake on my perspective - the walkway angle is way off, and overall dimensions are incorrect - my artistic muscles need a bit of refreshing.
Second day - below is a pen & ink study - scale and angles are still off, but pen means no erasing... just getting a feel for it. Will try another sketch tomorrow and play with watercolor perhaps.
|Pen & Ink Study|