Friday, April 08, 2011

The Private View (199th RI Exhibition)

This is another sketch of people viewing an exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.  This time it's the Private View of the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. (See Review: 199th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour for more about the Exhibition which ends on Sunday)

Private View of the 199th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
11" x 16", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
My method of sketching is simple - find a seat and start drawing!  The composition evolves as I draw.  People come and go and the trick is to get good at spotting the ones who look like they're going to stick around in the same spot for a little bit!

The dark arm on the left belongs to a Greek gentleman who was over for the exhibition.  He was greatly intrigued by the way I sketch.  It was a little more unnerving to be later joined at the table by one of the people from the background of the sketch!

I seem to be making a habit of going to these exhibitions each year and then sketching while I have a tea break.

This was the sketch from last year - see RI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries

Tea break at the RI Exhibition
8" x 10", pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine Sketchbook

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

5 comments:

  1. I love how your colors look. I do need to practice drawing people. This is great stuff!

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  2. I love how your colors look. I do need to practice drawing people. This is really great stuff!

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  3. such great people sketches Katherine!
    Ronelle

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  4. Great job, and what a great tip on trying to catch someone to sketch.

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  5. Congrats for your blog! It's just amazing, I always come here to see new sketchs. I found this blog looking about mont saint michel, and since then I'm your fan from Brazil.

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