View Full Version : WDE 4th April 15 - The Brick House

04-04-2015, 03:38 PM
This photo grabbed my attention straight away - there are so many little interesting scenes within it, it took me a long time to decide on my composition. I went for the one that reminded me the most of the coffee shops I go in, of people sitting alone with their own thoughts.

Willow and compressed charcoal on A2 sugar paper. Time taken 1hr 55. Drawn entirely with my non-dominant (right) hand (hence the wobbly lines).


Comments/criticism welcome :)

Charlie's Mum
04-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Welcome to our World Triduana!
Nice drawing too - figure especially good for using your 'other' hand!
I'd probably have opted not to include quite so much of the top half and concentrated on the lower half - but I still like it!:)

04-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Thanks Maureen for commenting and for the welcome.

I agree with you about the top half of the picture. I really liked the wall hanging and had planned to make it more interesting but ran out of time.

04-04-2015, 04:12 PM
welcome to wde:clap: ...i like the composition, and that figure is excellent ! looking forward to seeing more of your works ...tyree:wave:

04-04-2015, 04:21 PM
Very nice! Welcome to the WDE:)

04-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Thank you Tyree and Connie. :)

04-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Welcome Triduana to the WDE's - love your work - nicely captured.

04-04-2015, 05:35 PM
Super job ... and with your wobbly hand, too :)

04-04-2015, 07:01 PM
Thank you, Kate and eyepaint. Pleased you like it. :)

04-04-2015, 09:35 PM
I really do like this charcoal drawing! Welcome to the forum.

04-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Good job with the cropping! There's a cafe atmosphere and it hints coffee to me with the monochromatic color scheme. :)

04-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Welcome! This is great- and I rather like the tall format, it isolates the figures even more and adds to their mystery.

04-04-2015, 10:18 PM
nice drawing , welcome to wde:)

Valri Ary
04-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Another lefty! YAAAAAAA.....me too! Love what you have done with this. I find that most in a coffee shop, if alone, are on their phones....checking whatever and looking up whoever!

04-05-2015, 03:16 AM
Like this drawing. Great crop. Full of atmosphere. Your non dominant hand too!

04-05-2015, 05:45 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments.

It was a challenge drawing right-handed! I started drawing from right to left as I always do and ended up smudging all of it at first!

04-05-2015, 08:15 AM
Great drawing, love the subtle shading and detail! welcome to WDE😄

04-05-2015, 11:06 AM
Thank you Raini :)

04-05-2015, 08:17 PM
I do like this effect of the charcoal on the toned paper. This looks great, even more so with your non dom hand.

04-06-2015, 10:25 AM
welcome to the WDE
wonderful drawing with non dominent hand too!

04-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Thank you Ros and Bonnie :)

04-06-2015, 02:15 PM
Beautiful crop choice - this is a lovely composition, and I like how the window rises so tall behind. Kind of made me think about how small and anonymous we are, when we drift into our own little worlds. And non-dominant hand !?! Well done you !

04-06-2015, 02:21 PM

04-06-2015, 03:10 PM
Welcome to WDE Triduana this is very good especially with your non dominant hand

04-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Wow. Great job especially with your wrong hand. :)

04-07-2015, 10:50 AM
Thankyou :)

04-08-2015, 04:43 AM
Beautiful and welcome to WDE.

04-08-2015, 04:59 AM
Gorgeous!!Welcome to WDE and I hope to see a lot more of your work here.

04-08-2015, 08:14 AM
Thank you Dewi and Christine.