This is the photograph that I am going to use as a reference for my winter street scene. I may have already mentioned that I have been asked to do this by a national charity, to be used as a Christmas card for fund-raising, so rather thrilled to be involved.
I have already used this photograph to produce a hot weather painting, similar to what is already depicted. That worked well and sold recently from my web site. You can see it if you want in my gallery. I now have to transform it completely, and all I can use is imagination, which for me, is never easy.
I have to add snow. Well, that is ok. I have done that many times, and that is fun, so I will enjoy doing that. I now have to imagine everyone in warm weather gear. The weather here is warming up slowly, and people are starting to walk around in light clothing. Already I cannot remember what people look like in heavy coats and hats, so I have been looking at web sites of winter overcoats for women and men, as well as hats and boots
I did some sketches straight off the screen. They are very rough so I will have to ask you not to be too judgmental as they are just to use as a guide when I put figures into the painting. I may even change some of the figures altogether, although I think the three in the front centre work quite well
I am attaching, I hope, my squiggles on winter overcoat designs and winter hat styles.
This is as far as I have got at the moment, so will come back when I have something more to say, which will hopefully be a first draft tonal sketch of the whole scene
Sketches of Winter Coats for Women and Hats for men and Women
2 thoughts on “Preparing the Winter Street Scene”
What an interesting project this will be. When you post your initial value sketch, I’ll be looking to see what you’ve left out — or what you’ve added — to transform the original scene.
Thanks. I am on with the drawing. Will be slow as I have to do research as well
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