Sketch a Day 35

Hello - how are you? I dare not look at the clock - I have to wake early for work - yes, I have a day job that pays for all these extravagant art supplies! The drawing book I'm using is A4 size but cost AUD50 - you can see why artists have a certain trepidation when approaching a blank sheet of paper or canvas - well, for me it's the cost as I'm never short of inspiration where I live.

This little piece is the same area as yesterday's sketch but different composition - I'll include the photo for you to compare to yesterday's view.

My aim is to reduce the imagery to the point where there is a limited amount of information in terms of detail, but there will be a strong presence of the subject - an emotive presence at least. My inspiration is Sean Scully - I will constantly refer to him as I believe his work translates a strong message with limited detailed narrative - have a look at his Instagram account. The process of abstraction is a lengthy one - first you must understand the subject in all its detail before you can start reducing it to the bare essentials - think about that, bare essentials = nothing more than is required to know, understand, recognise the subject. This is why Picasso was a master of abstraction.
Thanks for stopping by - would love to hear your thoughts.

 Sketch 35 watercolour on paper - no lines

Sketch 35 watercolour on paper - no lines

 Photo reference for sketch 35 - I think the sketch needs lines...

Photo reference for sketch 35 - I think the sketch needs lines...