Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Parliament Hill viewed from the Alexandra Bridge / La Colline parlementaire vue du pont Alexandra

As I mentioned last week, I took a lot of reference photos for possible paintings that I may want to create in the future.  This is a sketch of one of them. I wanted to see how the composition would look and the dimensions of the canvas. The vantage point is on the Alexandra Bridge overlooking downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill. I thought that the reflections in the water made a good point of interest.
Watercolour with Faber-Castell Pitt pen in a Beta Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

Comme je l'ai mentionné la semaine dernière, j'ai pris beaucoup de photos de référence pour les peintures possibles que je voudrez peut-être créé à l'avenir. Ceci est un croquis de l'un d'eux. Je voulais voir comment la composition aurait l'air et les dimensions de la toile. Le point de vue est sur ​​le pont Alexandra surplombant le centre-ville d'Ottawa et la Colline parlementaire. Je pensais que les reflets dans l'eau faisait un bon point d'intérêt.
Aquarelle avec plume Pitt de Faber-Castell dans un carnet de croquis Beta de Stillman et Birn.

1 comment:

Rene Fijten said...

I don't mean to criticise, only want to give some advice which could be helpful. If you draw people in a scene (like on the sidewalk), and they stand on the same level and are of the same height as yourself, the person's eye is exactly on horizon level.

An example by Jorge Royan:

So normally I start drawing the feet first, and draw the silhouette up, making sure the eyes arrive at horizon level. It avoids another common flaw, almost everyone draws heads too large.
I hope this remark could be of some help.