Creating atmosphere and enhancing the feeling of a drawing by adding 'weather'
I absolutely loved this post, just add weather… to be honest I hardly read many blog type posts but this one drew me in completely. Loved it thank you.
Thank you for this brilliant post . As we are just moving into almost Spring in Canada it is strangely typical that in general we can’t get enamoured with our winters - even though they are inevitable ! ( Skiers and hockey players aside of course ! ) you have encouraged me to see and experience snow and cold weather differently ! In the beginning I tend to be charmed by a soft fluffy snowfall - yet by March it feels like enough .. when I think of it visually as a “limited palette” this somehow changes things for me. Also the indoor coziness we seek . Thank you for artistically reframing cold :-)
A lovely lunchbreak read, thank you Anna. Beautiful drawings, the weather element indeed makes them so evocative. I agree about loving the winter weather, how it can make you feel alive (as long as there is somewhere cosy to escape the chill when you've had enough!). I am a Brightonian these days and have just returned from Margate. Only a hop along the coast but wow what a different climate - the cold wind is quite exhausting. I had to shed layers as I walked home from the station on my return - and back to a somewhat Indian summer here on the Sussex coast!
The power of your worldly observations captured by your word smithing and your drawings bring to mind magical and familiar scenes. You are so ready to write illustrate and publish your first children’s book Anna. I think that your kind of weather and feelings would make a beautiful book!!
This post gave me such lovely feelings Anna. I love moody weather too (less so the snow - though that swans photo is breathtaking!) and I have similar feelings about my favourite times of day to illustrate. That dusky in between time is just magic.
Hi love your drawings they are so hygee, and wonderful. I see what your say regarding drawing snowy or a rainy day scenes, they creates quite the backdrop for all types of drama. I love how all the colours pop against these neutral colours. I also love the work of Hiroshige especially Sudden shower. Do you like his work?
Thank you - you really write the most lovely posts - I’ve only once tried illustrating weather to go with a Celtic saying I was writing out - and it is very hard! I had to concentrate on simple elements- wind, rain, sun. You’ve shown how to illustrate atmosphere and so well done!
This was such an interesting, poetic read Anna. It’s made me really think about why I love weather too - particularly snow and I think it is the limited palette. Feeling very inspired to look back through my favourite weather photos. Thank you!
Such a lovely post, Anna. Thank you. You're so good at creating imagery with your words, but then your drawings and your photographs (OMG your photographs) always add a new perspective. You're multiply talented. Thank you for sharing all of this. I long to discover new places, but will content myself with enjoying your adventures until I can.
Thanks Anna for sharing so beautifully in words and pictures
This was MAGICAL to find in my inbox today. Thank you for sharing it! That cozy kitchen makes me feel all the warm cozies.
You write beautifully Anna. I loved the idea of adding weather to a picture. The swan photo is breathtaking. Now I need to explore this new platform.