When I was about 10 or 11, my mom's good friend, the local gallery owner, brought a woman to our house to meet with me. She was an Architect from a big US city and she was asked to teach me about perspective, vanishing points, and such. It was informal, but I remember it quite well. I don't recall what the woman looked like. I DO fondly remember how gloriously BIG the paper was! I LIKED THAT very much. : )
Fastforward to 2016. While in Calgary this spring, I had supper with a friend who had just returned from Germany. Her name is Gudrun Neilsen and we sat down together and poured over dozens and dozens and dozens of photos she took from the streets looking up at these amazing buildings. She emailed me a few to play with and I sketched them out with free motion onto postcard sized stablizer.
|free motion sketching with black thread|
Its a very fun techinique done in reverse with the bobbin. The off-tension makes a nice ink-blot effect. So here are the first few, in collaboration with and thanks to Gudrun Neilsen. : )
|Happy Birthday Gudrun : )|
That one above is finished and mailed off to her for her birthday!
In the mean time, I have collected oodles of Saskatoon city photos in unconventional poses for another batch of thread sketches. : )
Have a great day!