Step one: Ten 30 second sketches
This part was really easy I started out with the background and the water line of the pond. I also added in some bushes and rocks. I saved space for the deck so I left that area blank.
Step two: 5 minute sketch
For this part I took five minutes on the deck resting half on the water and half on the ground. It took a little bit longer then five minutes because I’m not very skilled at drawing. This part was a little bit more difficult.
Step three: 5 minute contouring line
This part I attempted to draw the moving water which was really difficult. At one point I gave up and just started drawing lines. So I guess this part was pretty easy.
Step four: another 5 minute contour line.
For this contouring line I did the background of the Japanese garden. This part looked really difficult to draw so I just did lines going across. It gave a feel of the trees and bushes so I went with it.
Step five: Representation
I wanted to represent the koi fish so I attempted to draw them out. The first one I drew out looked funny so I adjusted my drawing technique and figured it out the second time. I was proud of my second koi because it actually looked like a koi fish.
Step six: Abstraction
I finished up this step by filling in all the left over white spaces. I just filled them in with different lines until there was no more. It made the sketch look complete. All in all this project was really fun.