Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Post-Industrial Coffee Complex"

I saw this coffee maker this morning in Roaster's Coffee where the Wednesday Morning USkTC group met to do some sketching.  It reminded me of some industrial complex sitting on a hilltop so I tried to portray it as such.  Then I added the watercolors in this splotchy style hoping to lend some atmosphere to the piece.  I'm liking the energy and expressive qualities I'm getting with this splotchy painting thing.  For me, it seems to free the image to move about the page, sorta.   
6x9 Super Aquabee Sketchbook, ink, watercolors


  1. Ha ha! I just complimented Dave on the tip regarding the use of brushes, and the tea and coffee simile. Dave suggested the cartoosh strategy, a focus, or border to direct the viewers attention. Thank you for the invitation to this welcoming group Jim, I enjoy learning and drinking coffee at the same time!

  2. I really love the strength of this drawing - it could be the coffee machine or a huge industrial complex. Super!