Saturday at the Italian Bakery

It’s early days working with my new paint markers. I took several colours with me when I went for coffee on Saturday morning, being mindful that I didn’t want to ‘paint’ my subject, just sketch it. The view is out the bakery window and looking at the back entrances of the shops across the road.

The Italian bakery, 22 March 2014 pen and paint marker.

The Italian bakery, 22 March 2014 pen and paint marker.

As my partner commented the trick is not to lose the drawing amidst the colour. I’m not sure that I have the balance right yet. I also scanned this image in ‘grayscale’ to give me an idea of how my tonal values are working. It’s something I hadn’t thought about before and I’ll probably do again. If anything it probably reinforces the benefits of limiting my colour palette.

'Greyscale' version of the Italian bakery, 22 March 2014.

‘Greyscale’ version of the Italian bakery, 22 March 2014.

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