Shoot it, Sketch it: Waxing the moon

Moon sketch – Neocolor II pastel on black paper, 148 x 105 mm, 2013.

Moon sketch – Neocolor II pastel on black paper, 148 x 105 mm, 2013

Moon over Christchurch – original photo, 2006 and edited photo, 2013.

Moon over the city – original photo, 2006 and edited photo, 2013

For years I’ve been wanting to create something based on this view of Christchurch taken from the Port Hills and now I’m finally getting around to it. I made a couple of little changes to the original photo because a not-quite-full moon just seemed a little sad.

This sketch is the reference for an acrylic painting that I’ll post for next week’s Shoot it, Sketch it.

5 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Waxing the moon

  1. David

    Interesting how the image goes from emphasizing the city (the photos) to emphasizing the moon (the sketch) … or that’s how I see it. That happens even though the sketched city is definitely more specifically ‘something’.

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  2. Pingback: Shoot it, Sketch it: Moon | Anna Cull ~ illustration & design

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