Bryant Park in New York City was the scene of this sketching outing. Some unsuspecting park goers provided the models, and 3 very different artists interpreted the scene very, very differently.
First – a pen sketch by Hazel Jarvis, who uses simple lines to create beautiful, expressive sketches.
Next – a graphite drawing by Rachael Grimm, who uses tone, shading and line to create her more detailed drawings.
Finally, a few of my watercolor sketches, created with a rigger or outliner brush. It allows fine lines, but when sketching, the long hairs of the brush don’t allow for complete control of the line.
I was experimenting with this and plan to use it on this year’s Art Safari as I think it will be a great, expressive way to capture wildlife in watercolor.
It amazes me that we all sat there together, at the same table, in the same park, and the resulting artwork is so different in each case.
When you learn to draw, you are often told to draw what you see, not what you think you see. I agree with that completely, but it does beg the question, are we seeing different things?
I believe we are. And that’s what makes art so exciting!