India Sketch Journal 2013 Page 32 by Meera Rao
"Perspective is the rein and rudder of painting" said Leonardo da Vince. I think I lost both in these two sketches. I was really tempted to tear out the page and start over but had to remind myself that it is only a sketch book!
India Sketch Journal 2013 Aug 8 by Meera Rao
This father was a worker in a team of people fixing water pipes along the road by our building. He and his wife were both working and the kid was playing & running around near them for a while. Later, when the child started fussing, the father checked with the house owner by the street and tied a cradle from their roof by the porch. The baby was settled inside the cradle and Dad swung it a few times - until the baby fell asleep and then he was back at work! I only had a a few minutes to sketch the father as he stood there. The rest of the sketch was done leisurely as the baby slept for a while.
India Sketch Journal 2013 Aug 9 by Meera Rao
There are always at least a couple of cows by this traffic circle and I watched them every day when I went on my errands. Cars, buses, bicycles, trucks just go around them. I was so engrossed in getting the cows right, I did not realized in the end that the vehicle was a bit too small :) Sketching with pen means the lines cannot be erased and I leaned to a lesson I won't forget!