A Walk in the Park

I’m trying to get used to building drawings using an incremental process, sketching and refining with loose thumbnails. Then enlarging a thumbnail to use as the basis for a larger rough.

This park scene started out as a sketch from Pan Pacific park before it diverged from reality in thumbnails to become a more idealized urban park landscape. In the two value studies I did, I kept getting sucked back into rendering detail, but after a few more thumbnails, I whittled the composition down to something simple that I cleaned up and colored in Illustrator.

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