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Draw a street scene in the style of L.S Lowry

Good Morning,

I hope you're well on this lovely Monday morning, the first in August.

Today's blog continues the theme of my influences and favourite artists... L.S. Lowry.

Lawrence Stephen Laurence is a fascinating artist and his work is that of a solitary observer, with desolate landscapes strangely complementing street scenes teeming with figures.

More about him next week.

As it's the first Monday of August there is an Art activity which is influenced by L.S Lowry involving the understated colouring pencil.

Enjoy & please share.

Amina & Murphy

Colour Study of a street scene influenced by L.S. Lowry:

Resources:- drawing pencil, colouring pencils, A5/ A4 paper ( your choice), ruler ( optional)

  • Draw really simple figures in pencil. Think about the perspective and draw a child, a female figure & a male figure.
  • Add more figures if you want or keep it simple as I have.
  • Lightly sketch a few buildings in the background.
  • Add the windows, doors, pavement etc.
  • Using shades of browns, dark greens, yellow ochre, black, grey & the occasional splash of red add colour to the street scene.
  • Blend the colours together on the buildings to give them a worn & industrial look.
  • Add colour to the figures, blending dark colours again but with the occasional splash of red.

Enjoy the session and let me know how you get on.

Have a great week.



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