As this drawing developed from a quick 5 minute sketch, into a story about engaging with my Instagram friends, I decided to add colour.
And to film it at the same time! architectural-sketching
Last Thursday I only had 5 minutes to do a quick sketch before rushing to an appointment. This is what I sketched and I was happy with it as it was.
If I don’t have time to add colour on location, should I add it later?
My normal response is to leave it as an ink sketch, as it’s a true record of what was got done at the time. Also it’s hard to add colour accurately from a photo – both in terms of the colour itself, but also the energy of your mark making will be different.
This is why there is a high risk of ‘ruining’ a sketch when you add colour later, and why I’m a big advocate for painting on site.
Architectural Sketching in Color
Step by Step
Here are a few screen shots of my loose quick painting.
I completed it in 5 minutes and tried to match the energy of the original drawing.
Do you struggle with this question?
Do you think I ruined my sketch by adding paint?