Friday, 5 October 2012

Car Park

West Hatch Car Park. Pencil 90 x 140 mm 

I've developed a funny sort of attachment for this car park, I like the mini roundabout, stones and posts and even a zebra crossing. It reminds me of the children's pedal car track 

amongst the flower beds on Felixstowe promenade in the 1960s.

I started this mid morning and finished it at lunchtime. While doing the shading, I remembered what Harold Speed said about using tone in pencil work. I think it was about not using shading to indicate colour. This is important when drawing roads in grey tarmac. I think it much more agreeable to leave the road the   paper colour. In pencil work like this it's all about the lines and the shadows.