The Nothe, Weymouth 16th August 2013

Drawing of the Nothe Fort and pier Weymouth, Dorset

0.3m permanent marker, watercolour applied later from memory & using photo for reference.

A quick sketch of Weymouth pier and Nothe fort viewed from the sands. I coloured the sketch using watercolour when I got home from memory and using a photo as a guide. It was interesting how much more detail I could see and draw than was captured by the photos I took. However, I’m still struggling with proportions and composition. There was a whole section in the middle that I left out because I had not allowed room for it despite starting by measuring the viewing tower and calculating relative proportions along the pier. The colour of the sea was more artistic licence than actually reality but somehow I like it.