Light, shadow and texture in Can Lis


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This one i did yesterday but i had to wait for today to have decent sunlight for taking a picture of the drawing.
We’re still at Can Lis – this is one of the window openings from the living room, opening up to a view of the sea and the sky.
Can Lis is all about light, and each minute of the day, the sunlight and the clouds visibly change the appearance of the house. I wish i could be there with the rest of my class! My drawing is almost depressive next to the photo and even though i thought i used some pretty soft pencils, the contrasts aren’t big enough between light and shadow. I’m also missing the warmth of the photo. The mediterranean sun on roughly cut sandstone is just wonderful – maybe this motif would work better with some aquarel.
Every individual stone is unique, and although i draw on the fore-mentioned small format, it wouldn’t work to draw each stone alike for the sake of abstraction. Then the question remains as to what i should aim for en representing the different textures. I have tried to be reasonably truthful in representing the uniqueness of each stone, but man, it’s hard.

I’ll draw you another one today.

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