DC Sketchers at Union Station

By Kent Gay on December 27, 2010

DC Sketchers met in the main concourse of DC’s Union Station last Saturday, December 18. The historic interior was decorated for Christmas with lots of people scurrying across, catching their departing trains.

We made ourselves comfortable in the lobby’s seating, practiced composing with our viewfinders, selected views and quickly created several smaller drawings.

We learned how sighting/measuring techniques can help to see and draw proportional relationships to create perspective drawings, and accurate representations of the figure – here in the depiction of Roman centurions created by Louis St. Gaudens.