There are main and rear entrances to the Chinese garden.  We have been using the rear one to sketch for a couple of times now.  I so like it because it is closer to where I live and I don’t have to walk that far. Today sketch is of two red column pavilions. They are just a few steps from where the white bridge is (previous sketch).

I am so happy that we have a mentor now.  He comes to the garden daily to exercise and promises to teach us how to sketch. We’ve been told when sketching we need to pay attention to the composition.  The subject of what we are going to sketch must be visible in shapes and shades.  The rest can be blurred. Our mentor also told us not to sketch exactly what we see. But draw what we think it should look like. It is alright to add and omit things that we see does/not look nice in the composition. Those big trees, boulders and a person were there because I placed them there.  Is this what you call improvise?   Happy Saturday and take care.

practice 899 - #42

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