Day 286: Tholos, Delphi, Greece

Day 286: Tholos, Delphi, Greece

So today were back with the ancient monuments them of sketches that we briefly left yesterday, this time in ancient Delphi, Greece where I’ve sketched the ruins of the Tholos, which as far as I can tell was a circular market structure where money was weighed out or the gods of trade were worshipped.

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Tried to be a lot more free and loose with this one tightening up the main parts as I went along rather than trying t get everything right in the first pass. Not overly sure if it worked but I quite like the actual temple (which is always useful as that’s the main focus) but I think I may have gone a bit over the top with the messiness.

Still it turned out less messy than I thought it would and you can actually make the trees out in the middleground which is good. I still think I much prefer the level of messiness that I used in yesterday’s tractor rather than in this one though.

Anyway that’s all for today. Not sure where we’ll be tomorrow but theres still a few ancient monuments left to sketch so it might be one of them.

Till then!

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Day 269: The Temple of Olympian Zeus

Day 269: The Temple of Olympian Zeus

So we have another black and white drawing today, this time of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Greece.

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Tried to make this one quite a quick sketch as, once again work and other things got in the way of the sketching and I really like how it came out  In fact I was quite surprised that it did come out as well as it did as before I put a pen to paper it I was worried that I would mess up the perspective that I generally struggle with.

But this worry seemed to be a bit unfounded as I think it came out really well and although I haven’t managed to push the values as much as I probably could, you can still easily see the subject.

The other thing that came out ok despite my worries was the guy. I mean sure, its not perfect but its a start in attempting to get it right.

Anyway this was yesterdays so I have today’s to upload in a minute so as usual….

Till tomorrow!