Los Angeles TOD sketching project: Sketch #1 Wilshire & Vermont #urbansketchers #urbansketcherslosangeles

In the getting-self-outside-department, I’ve decided to do some sketching of LA train and bus station areas. I did Wilshire & Vermont yesterday. I will likely go back and do some more as there are nice bits to sketch all over that station.

In this sketch, I’m playing with shading and negative space. The building itself is very colorful, but I wanted to avoid dealing with that (where I get a little OCD and fixated), so I forced myself to go with one color, one pen. There is a very good picture of the station from LA magazine, shown here.

There were quite a few people and cars out, and I just got overwhelmed, so I didn’t include any. I think as the project unfolds, we will see how my confidence and skills improve with practice. It doesn’t matter how well I draw. It just matters that I do so.

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