Drawing from Photographs

above: sketch of Wye Bridge and Cathedral, by Arthur L. Guptill

Arthur L. Guptill (1891-1956)

“When working from the photograph, several excellent sketches can sometimes be made from different portions of one print…”¬† Arthur Guptill

I read a portion of Guptill’s remarks on composition and drawing from photographs, from his 1922 volume Sketching and Rendering in Pencil¬†for volume 072 of the LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection.

You can listen to my recording here.
You can read Sketching and Rendering in Pencil here.

This is Guptill’s reference photograph:

Photo of Wye Bridge by Arthur Guptill

And here are two more sketches he made from this photo:

Sketch of Wye River and boat by Arthur Guptill


Wye River Bridge by Guptill #3

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