This is a homework for Liz Steel’s Sketching Now Foundations course. Obviously the assignment was to draw a part of a building covered by plants. I was amazed when I realised that drawing the twigs and leaves felt very relaxing. And this was also the first time I noticed the difficulties with Rohrers Antiktusche although at that moment I thought it has something to do with the paper.
The "covered by plants"-task somehow carried me away. I tried a different building with different materials. The lantern got me into some troubles.
In the following pictures I struggled with the angle of the roof. The colouring was a wilful try not to cover everything with colour, or as a designer I know once expressed it: courage to white space! Sounds much easier than it is. I helped myself by using a water-soluble ink. That’s why I had to apply water and colour sparingly.
The last sketch was also an assignment for the Sketching Now Foundations course. The roof made troubles again. Furthermore I discovered how dangerous urban sketching can be. On a Sunday morning I sat on my little sketching stool when suddenly a big black dog without leash and a muzzle turned round the corner. The animal was already on eye level with me and extremely near before its owner dragged it away by the collar.