I found the townscape a bit complex to start with. Layers and layers of interest. It took a while for me to get my eye in and that's one of the things I wanted to share in this blog. My sketches did get better the more I drew.
We went for coffee on the first morning and I was determined to 'do a sketch'. I thought the cafe had a good view - there was a nice tree in front and the bridge had a good curve - so I had a go. But then I realised there was a clutter of bikes and that the lines of the buildings interfered with the foliage of the tree. And should I put the crane in or not? So this first effort was a bit scribbly.
|Amsterdam Sketch 1|
|Amsterdam Sketch 2|
|Amsterdam Sketch 3|
|Amsterdam Sketch 4|
|Amsterdam Sketch 5|
|Amsterdam Sketch 6|
|Amsterdam Sketch 7|
|Amsterdam Sketch 9|
Bit of a mixed bag, but a few ideas to think further about. The subject matter was complex and I had to concentrate quite hard - no harm in that! I am surprised how much more confident I became by the end of the day.
Must go back to Amsterdam for more sketching. And take just a little colour with me next time. And a bigger sketchbook....