Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sketching White on White

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What's the most mundane subject you have sketched, drawn or painted!? Well, I tried to sketch a white paper receipt that you get in a super market on a white paper [sketchbook] by keeping it on a white paper! There's nothing exciting about this subject apart from the interesting tonal value shapes and nuances in color variations, warm, cool and neutrals. Still the challenge was to keep everything 'white'. I intentionally kept out the superficial details of the printed text on the receipt in the sketch as the main attempt was to study the tonal values and subtle colors.

Medium: watercolor on sketchbook.
Size: 10" H x 6 1/2" W.
Time: 30 min. approx.
Source: Live

In the above image, you can see my simple setup for the study of this live sketch. The picture is taken from a similar angle of view from where I was sketching.

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