I am trying something different for me. I have been wanting to draw St Bartholomews, Prospect, for a while. It is one of the oldest churches in Sydney. It is no longer used as a church but is maintained for its historical importance. Every year they have an open day which I attend when I can – there is a stall there each year with the best cupcakes (honestly, that’s not why I go!).
I haven’t worked on black before, so I am unsure how this will work out. I am sketching in with Conte crayons – and may complete it just in them as well – I haven’t decided yet. The photo I took was taken in daylight but I am going to convert it to black/grey/white and make it a tonal drawing.
I think the influence of how much I like black/white in printmaking has steered my choice in this. I like the contrast and I think working in black and white can only improve my ability to judge tones in colour.
I need to work on this fairly quickly as I would like to enter it into a local competition. We’ll see how I go.