Here's the scene on an overcast festival day. My viewpoint was very similar, but from a little further back and left, which "flattened" the Albert Memorial (on the left) a little.
|As usual, I begin with an eye-level line, and add foreground, middle ground and background figures for an immediate sense of depth.|
|Next, I start adding the "big shapes" without getting into detail--the Memorial, tree at right, more figures.|
|Here I 've added the City Hall building in the background, drawn in graphite (pencil) to allow it to recede into the background behind the Memorial (drawn in black ink).|
Next come details, simplified as appropriate--more detail for foreground, less for middle ground, least for background.
|Now adding darks for contrast and visual "punch."|
|Finally, color...sky first.|
|Next came a wash of Naples Yellow over the building and Memorial, flavored with Cad Red, French Ultramarine, and Alizaron Crimson. Then, some bright colors were added on people and red banners for additional "sparkle."|
I hope you enjoyed this--it was part of a larger set of visuals and handouts that accompanied the workshop, and seemed to convey the key ideas effectively. See you on the sidewalk--Jim.