AZORCH

  • AZORCH commented on a Group logo of Workshop 2 – 2019Photo in the group Workshop 2 – 2019 1 year, 1 month ago

    I was a designer and illustrator for twenty years before becoming an art teacher.

  • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    I was a designer and illustrator for twenty years before becoming an art teacher.

  • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Yeah, I try to always work from life for urban sketching. And yeah, I ran a design firm for about twenty years. I’ve been teaching drawing and design for the last seventeen.
    • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

      John, I actively seek out a pathway to simplicity. Even when a drawing has complex elements, it is still my goal to keep the overall composition structured so that the visual…

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      • I began this one with the trolley first. It was stopped for some reason and I scrawled as much as I could while it was paused, then relied on memory to put a couple more details in place. The surrounding buildings were placed afterwards using a strategy of creating a single horizon line silhouette, then adding a few details here and there to…[Read more]

      • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

        I began this one with the trolley first. It was stopped for some reason and I scrawled as much as I could while it was paused, then relied on memory to put a couple more details in place. The surrounding buildings were placed afterwards using a strategy of creating a single horizon line silhouette, then adding a few details here and there to…[Read more]

      • Sketching on location can be challenging because you are at the mercy of the whims of the weather: heat, rain, snow, wind, etc. Wind is especially challenging because even when sketchbook pages are clipped down, they still tend to want to take flight!

      • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

        Sketching on location can be challenging because you are at the mercy of the whims of the weather: heat, rain, snow, wind, etc. Wind is especially challenging because even when sketchbook pages are clipped down, they still tend to want to take flight!

      • One of my favorite architectural strategies is to simply start at one side of the page and almost blindly trace the horizon line created by the silhouette contours of the trees and buildings. I like the continuity that establishes.

      • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

        One of my favorite architectural strategies is to simply start at one side of the page and almost blindly trace the horizon line created by the silhouette contours of the trees and buildings. I like the continuity that establishes.

      • I love to play with positive and negative shapes. Often, as is the case here, I’ll get the drawing done on location and then lightly note what I want to fill so I can add solids later on. Sometimes I’ll fill with watercolor or gouache or just a PITT pen, other times I’ll do it digitally as I did here.

      • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

        I love to play with positive and negative shapes. Often, as is the case here, I’ll get the drawing done on location and then lightly note what I want to fill so I can add solids later on. Sometimes I’ll fill with watercolor or gouache or just a PITT pen, other times I’ll do it digitally as I did here.

      • The key here is to simply keep it simple. There was a lot more information that might have been included as I walked along this mountain bike trail, but changing the pressure of my nib as I quickly scribble the lines, and filling each of the heavier shapes with solid black distilled the whole thing down to three values: the black from the pen, the…[Read more]

      • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

        The key here is to simply keep it simple. There was a lot more information that might have been included as I walked along this mountain bike trail, but changing the pressure of my nib as I quickly scribble the lines, and filling each of the heavier shapes with solid black distilled the whole thing down to three values: the black from the pen, the…[Read more]

        • The key here is to simply keep it simple. There was a lot more information that might have been included as I walked along this mountain bike trail, but changing the pressure of my nib as I quickly scribble the lines, and filling each of the heavier shapes with solid black distilled the whole thing down to three values: the black from the pen, the…[Read more]

        • I love to play with positive and negative shapes. Often, as is the case here, I’ll get the drawing done on location and then lightly note what I want to fill so I can add solids later on. Sometimes I’ll fill with watercolor or gouache or just a PITT pen, other times I’ll do it digitally as I did here.

        • Sketching on location can be challenging because you are at the mercy of the whims of the weather: heat, rain, snow, wind, etc. Wind is especially challenging because even when sketchbook pages are clipped down, they still tend to want to take flight!

        • So Much Mood!!! Striking!

        • Nice!

        • loose feel, very appealing

        • One of my favorite architectural strategies is to simply start at one side of the page and almost blindly trace the horizon line created by the silhouette contours of the trees and buildings. I like the continuity that establishes.

        • I began this one with the trolley first. It was stopped for some reason and I scrawled as much as I could while it was paused, then relied on memory to put a couple more details in place. The surrounding buildings were placed afterwards using a strategy of creating a single horizon line silhouette, then adding a few details here and there to…[Read more]

        • You’ve captured the essence of a potentially complex scene with such simplicity! I’ve gone down a rabbit hole of hyper-realism and haven’t been able to climb out of it… I strive to approach what you’re doing! Thank you for sharing.

        • John, I actively seek out a pathway to simplicity. Even when a drawing has complex elements, it is still my goal to keep the overall composition structured so that the visual…

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          • WOW Contours & windows — !t appears to be wonderful either as a start or it can stand on its own.

          • You’ve got it. You added the single horizon line silhouette while looking at the scene? Are you a graphic artist by trade?

          • Yeah, I try to always work from life for urban sketching. And yeah, I ran a design firm for about twenty years. I’ve been teaching drawing and design for the last seventeen.
            • I was a designer and illustrator for twenty years before becoming an art teacher.

            • Revisiting the gallery – You got the whole feel of this city and the local neighborhood in this Definitely amazing how much "feel" you got in this contour..

          • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

            Positive and negative space is an important consideration in my work.
            • Positive and negative space is an important consideration in my work.

                • AZORCH posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

                  Thanks for the compliment. I’ve been pretty involved with Urban Sketchers for several years. The key is to just get out there and do it. :)
                  • Thanks for the compliment. I’ve been pretty involved with Urban Sketchers for several years. The key is to just get out there and do it. :)

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