Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

3 Artists. 3 Hours. 3 Styles.

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.

NYPD - sketch by Hazel Jarvis

NYPD – sketch by Hazel Jarvis

Next – a graphite drawing by Rachael Grimm, who uses tone, shading and line to create her more detailed drawings.

Park Goer - drawing by Rachael Grimm

Park Goer – drawing by Rachael Grimm

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.

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

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.

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

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.

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

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!

See more of Hazel’s Art.
See more of Rachael’s Art.
See more of My Art.

Alison
www.ArtinspiredbyAfrica.com

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

Bryant Park watercolor sketch by Alison Nicholls

 

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