I’ve always told my students that drawing a complicated subject is much easier than one that lacks detail. You can make mistakes in a very detailed drawing and nobody need know that you have done so. There’s a case for not featuring all the detail in some subjects.
But drawing simple objects/subjects is a very different matter. Everyone can clearly see what you have drawn and on occasions, what you have left out.
Choosing the right colours can be difficult too if you have a limited palette. Three-coloured landscapes are a real challenge!
Lately after tea, after blogging, I have picked up a visual diary and have ‘doodled’ with a fine liner. I draw what’s in my head at the time or develop an idea that I have had that day, usually the result of several hours’ work in my studio.
As you can see, today’s images are landscapes. I am also working on simplifying some of my rock studies that have been a strong feature of my drawing so far this year. I will publish some examples soon.