I mentioned in a recent post that I am learning sketching and will post some sketches here. But, before you dive headlong into the post, here’s a DISCLAIMER: I am not known to be good at art. At any type of art. In fact, I’ve never taken an art class before. So, please be sympathetic when you see the sketches
Alright first one, it’s a sketch I made in last week’s class.It is based on a section of a photo that my art teacher had brought to the class. The bit that I liked, are the clouds – made by rubbing out bits from the charcoal-shading. This was something very new to me.
Quaint rural setting - with my favourite - a windmill!
In yesterday’s class, I tried sketching a photo I had taken at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.
The photo I tried to sketch
So, here’s my attempt..
Attempt at sketching a beautiful moment!
What do you think?
And as mentioned in the disclaimer in the first paragraph, please be gentle in your critique! Hehe!
p.s. Apologies for the poor quality of the photograph of the sketches! Poor lighting in my apartment (yeah, I know, lame excuse!)
Thankfully, my opinion on windmills differs from Don Quixote who thought they are ferocious giants – fit to be slain, their spoils to become rich with and whose removal would only be a service to the planet.
Although there is one point common in our views – we both felt lucky to come across them!
I’ve always been mesmerized by windmills – and this has nothing to do with my support for alternative energy sources. Windmills, for me, are a treat to the the eyes – elegant, majestic and simple.
Windmills at Kanyakumari - next to waves splashing against a beautiful sandy beach
Windmills seen from Jaisalmer Fort
I’ve wondered why they look so beautiful to me – I think it might be because their continuous unerring movement give you a feeling of being permanent hardworking steadfast soldiers (I am venturing dangerously close into Quixote zone!). Or because I am fascinated with machines – and they look very simple, easy to comprehend – a quality not often seen in machines.
I’ve heard Netherlands has a lot of windmills. You have no idea how excited I am about my upcoming Eurotrip!!
(Oh, have I not mentioned am going on a 18-day Eurotrip? More on that later!)
Do you also feel Windmills are charming and beautiful to look at? Or you agree more with the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha?
Photo credits: Author