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2 Jun 2012

Diary sketches

Hi friends!  I decided to make really FAST Sketches. For max 5 minutes for all 2 pages. It gets too ugly, but let me share it anyway. 
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So sometimes I stop somewhere and just draw what I see. It was a City Day: a vocal concert in Rumianzev Square (I've been sitting on the stairs with MA under the obelisk and watched around) (you can find me on this sketch then):


Earlier I've made streets around my corner. About 5-6 minutes for each one (then I colored it with pencils in café):



Here - I had to wait for a friend of mine in the Square of Arts, there were people sitting-reading-walking around. I just sketched them after a cursory glance, in a few seconds. Then I halted on Moika embankment and captured this edifice in front, across the river:

Actually it's my first steps in fast-drawing. I stared a couple of weeks ago, on the Strelka (the eastern tip of Basil Island in Petersburg), DerJavin's mansion and Kaninkina square: (but they are too ugly, so I wouldn't show all)............
   I love my city for its places and my good-feeling-here.
        I hope he will help me become a better painter one day.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Erica, your fast sketches are fantastic...you've captured the people brilliantly...I love doing fast sketching but need practice...

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  2. these are awesome - i love that you shared these with us...you have inspired me!

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  3. wow! these are all so good! i would love to sketch this well!

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  4. Wow, I'm just learning how to draw and I'd love for my journals to start looking like this.

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  5. Fantastic sketches ~ excellent work in your journal ~ thanks, ^_^

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  6. Erica, Your sketches are simply amazing. I love the looseness and then hints of colour here and there. My favourites are the houses! :)

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  7. I love your style. I wish I were better at this quick, urban sketching style. It's something I have on my to do lost to learn!

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  8. Hello Erica
    I have been looking through the Sunday Sketches and have enjoyed looking at your sketchbook, you are very talented.
    Thanks for showing us.
    Lynn Holland
    One I Made Earlier Today blog

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  9. What a wonderfully vibrant set of sketches. I feel the energy of the people you have captured. Bravo!

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  10. These are fantastic sketches!! Really good.

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  11. Love your fast sketches. Amazing how much detail you do get into them.

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  12. I love your style!!!! I will follow and learn from you gladly!

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  13. I am late getting around to check out Sunday Sketches this week...so glad that I made it to here to see your wonderful sketches... I love peeking in people's sketchbooks...xx

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  14. I like the name to your blog post, It's the name of my blog so it came up :) nice work!

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