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A few more sketches

by | Jul 6, 2013 | London | 21 comments

21 Comments

  1. Ton S.

    Ooh, very nice. You did a great job with the Turner forgery.

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  2. Miguel Chávez

    I would call it a "backup copy"…

    a very nice job indeed! And that scene outside the Camden market is timeless!

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  3. Unknown

    I love you your sketches capture sort of the essential core of how things are, or I suppose, an impression.
    Mine always end up just being concerned about how lines look. But coming from an architectural viewpoint, I suppose it makes sense.

    Do you have a set of coloured pencils you take with you? I am needing a new set myself and I like the colours you have and how they look on the paper.

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  4. Richard P

    Yes, I just use a very ordinary set of 24 colored pencils by Crayola.

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  5. Steve Snow

    Your sketches manage to capture a scene with enough detail to capture the moment, yet enough simplicity to allow the viewer to fill in the details themselves and create their own. I don't know whether you're consciously aiming for this effect, but either way it's good stuff!

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  6. Cabeaux

    RP living out loud in London. Just mind the gap good friend.

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  7. teeritz

    Love the sketches, Richard, particulary the first one of the train carriage. Nice captures the anonimity of the other passengers. And the Turner tribute shows a nice use of colour. From a pack of Crayolas!
    I trust you're having a good trip.

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  8. Unknown

    I really have always loved those. I might get one of the really big sets since they're not too expensive.

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  9. Bill M

    Nice work Richard.

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  10. J.A.

    You've a good drawing eye – one that sees into and past what is there. (Oooh, that was deep!). Have you considered adding your images to http://www.urbansketchers.org/?

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  11. Joe V

    Every bit as effective as photographs, perhaps even more so as it lends some sense of continuity with the pre-photography era of scenic imagery. Looking forward to more, well done.

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  12. Richard P

    What an interesting site. Thanks for the tip.

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  13. Richard P

    Thanks, Joe. I can't take photos as good as yours, so I take very few, and sometimes even feel guilty about not taking more. But then I reflect that we're awash in a sea of quick imagemaking, and maybe it's a better discipline for me to create a few drawings.

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  14. Duffy Moon

    I think the Turner impression is fantastic. Well done, Richard.

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  15. notagain

    well done! I sketch paintings I like too, though I'm more reluctant to share, with good reason. I do it to help me fix it in my memory – particularly whatever elements attracted me in the first place.

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  16. Ping A

    Again, love your sketches! They're full of energy and spontaneity.
    Aye

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  17. Richard P

    Yes, that's the main purpose for me too: to look, to really look, and to remember.

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  18. Anonymous

    Loving the sketch forms Richard! Beautiful curves… and that Turner one is just awesome. I like the colours you picked for it!

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  19. Rob Bowker

    Not that you are in any need of uupgrade, but I think you would have a huge amount of fun with a box of Swiss Caran d'ache Aquarelles. You can add extra zing to colours with a lick of the point – and watercolour washes come as a useful extra. Just a thought. Glad you are enjoying the big city!

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  20. Strikethru

    Love the colors in the Camden Market sketch. Didn't know you were also an artist. These are lovely.

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  21. michaeliany

    You, my friend, are indeed talented in many many ways

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