Location: Sápmi / Lapland (again)
All right — I wasn’t so happy with my last sketch as I thought it didn’t show off the depth of detail in the traditional Sámi costume very well. Following Kat Tvrdikova‘s suggestion against my post that I try just doing part of the image, I have now done a sketch that focuses on the detail. I’m happier with this:
It was good to revisit this subject matter. From this experience I’ve learnt that if I believe the strength of the subject lies in the detail, I’d be happier if I concentrate on getting that element across. Although it was the detail and flamboyant design (and colours) that appealed to me the most in this Sámi costume, it might be some other aspect with another subject – so I should consider what that aspect is before starting so that I can ensure I get it across.
A reminder of my detail-light sketch from 3 days ago for comparison, although I admit it is nice to see the hat in context 🙂 :
This post is part of a series of sketches for 2014 that I will be posting every 3rd day. I will draw people and things from around the world that I find beautiful or interesting. The series will end on 29th December 2014 with post number 121.