E J Mordasky
Project

Corner Building , Matt Brehm final class

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I originally drew this smaller in my sketchbook but decided to make it bigger by printing it out on reg. copy paper to see how it looked enlarged. Liked it and continued to finish it. Then I had problems getting a scan of it that wasn't sort of a beige color...may have been the light I used for the photo--way too cold to go outside, tho. So, I used a Posca waterproof white marker to bring the whites back...it feels like you're using a pencil...I had not done this before...so it surprised me that I liked the look...I tried to make the shadow side of the building darker with the varied pattern strokes...also the first time I had done this in such a scene....The balloon I added for an added note of "wonder".....I also added it for another yellow color if I water colored it---to go with the man's safety vest and the parking posts..I found I liked the varied look of the white and pencil strokes....reminded me of Van Gogh's brush strokes a bit...something I had never ventured to do. I stopped adding elements at some point and left it alone...I check my work done in my cramped studio in a mirror (have 2---one counter top stand mirror and one full length dollar store buy.as I go along----it shows me if I am going in the right direction---like a teacher would see that the pupil does not...amazes me how it works. I gained a lot from this class and loved seeing the works of the other students...and how Matt answered the questions asked ---so very well ! Learned from that, too. Is the piece for sale? No

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E J Mordasky made Corner Building , Matt Brehm final class with:

Sketching Essentials in Graphite

Online Class

Sketching Essentials in Graphite

with Matt Brehm

  • Graphite

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I originally drew this smaller in my sketchbook but decided to make it bigger by printing it out on reg. copy paper to see how it looked enlarged. Liked it and continued to finish it. Then I had problems getting a scan of it that wasn't sort of a beige color...may have been the light I used for the photo--way too cold to go outside, tho. So, I used a Posca waterproof white marker to bring the whites back...it feels like you're using a pencil...I had not done this before...so it surprised me that I liked the look...I tried to make the shadow side of the building darker with the varied pattern strokes...also the first time I had done this in such a scene....The balloon I added for an added note of "wonder".....I also added it for another yellow color if I water colored it---to go with the man's safety vest and the parking posts..I found I liked the varied look of the white and pencil strokes....reminded me of Van Gogh's brush strokes a bit...something I had never ventured to do. I stopped adding elements at some point and left it alone...I check my work done in my cramped studio in a mirror (have 2---one counter top stand mirror and one full length dollar store buy.as I go along----it shows me if I am going in the right direction---like a teacher would see that the pupil does not...amazes me how it works. I gained a lot from this class and loved seeing the works of the other students...and how Matt answered the questions asked ---so very well ! Learned from that, too. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with E J Mordasky

reg4869787361 asked:
I love this! I really enjoy the beige background and your whites that you added . Makes it so interesting and unexpected. It is very Van Goghish.
E J Mordasky answered:
Thank you for your remarks---I hadn't thought of Vincent till you mentioned it...and now I see it...It must be hard for people to pronounce your name :-)
kkhull3558870 asked:
You have captured a beautiful scene and I love your mark making technique - brilliant sketching!
E J Mordasky answered:
Thank you so very much !
HomekeepingGran asked:
This is beautifully done, E.J.! Love the interesting shadows nad the tones you got. You are encouraging me to take this class. ~ Carla ~
E J Mordasky answered:
Made me start the day with a smile !