The 1853 Central Public School on Hunter Street West, Hamilton (Ont). Yesterday, I completed the pencil drawing of the school.
Back in the studio, I traced the pencil drawing with black ink and then erased the pencil lines.
A sketch is a quick and dirty attempt to capture something; you are not trying to create a polished work of art.
Nevertheless, you still need to work out the colour scheme.
You want the piece to hold together and your use of colour plays an important role. Also, you may find that the colours in nature may not match the range of colour inks you have available.
So, to help the process along, I sometimes find it useful to create a thumbnail sketch; this allows me to try various colour combinations.
This morning, I started to work in the colours.
And here is the completed colour sketch.