Do several sketches at different times of the day, concentrating on details, making clear notes and so on.
Once back at home, take a look at your sketches. Complete an urban landscape drawing that you can convert into the print medium of your choice.
- Reflect on why you chose the print media you did. Was it successful?
- Make notes on the process: the difficulties, anything that surprised you, the things you found straightforward.
Overview and assessment
I live in Cambridge which provides plenty of inspiration for ‘traditional’ urban landscapes with old architecture. In many ways too much, so I had to focus – leaving other things for future.
Cambridge does have some hustle and bustle and also shopping centres.
Development of the image
I started by looking back through some of my old sketches – for ideas and also to do something new.
And to think about what characterises urban as opposed to natural landscapes.
I looked at different artists:
- Kossof of London
Started a Pinterest Board of urban landscapes in:
- Drypoint and etching.
I decided to focus on the Round Church and/or the view through to St John’s college because of the interesting contrast of architecture and styles.
St Johns: Hardground etch
Other possible projects
These are alternative images I would like to develop at some point. But they do not contrast as clearly with Project 1.1 as required by the project guidelines. So I would have to redo both projects.
Back of Kings: Drypoint
King’s college courtyard: Paper Drypoint
Round Church: impressionist monoprint