Dropped in to this pub tucked away in the back alleys an hour just before closing. I loved the mix of cobblestone and red bricks that make up the walls and the arches in this place. I did two versions of this drawing: a black and white and a colored one. Again I treated the color to break up the space, and add some punch to the drawing. All my drawings are based on line, the color is always an accent. I make sure that the composition reads perfectly as black and white. While I was drawing the bricks in the background, I thought of the etchings of Whistler. In his Venice series.. well, in most of his series, Whistler would draw every single brick. Interesting to think of now, where I am doing the exact same thing on an iPad.
On a side note, it is great to be able to do these drawings and instantly share them. No doubt if I used my trusty sketchbook, pen and brush, I would have a more "organic" , lifelike, livelier drawing. But with this, the drawing is already digitized, so nothing is lost in the translation from paper to digital. I can also share it minutes after I draw it.. another advantage. How much better would this have looked on paper, and would it be worth the sacrifice of convenience and sharing? Just something to think about.