Not really as romantic as the title suggests. The old is the hippie bus and the new is the style of art.
So in my quest to be a bit more adventurous with my art I've tried something else that I've seen in other's works that I love. (This idea is based on a piece by Danny Phillips that I found on Pinterest) The idea of just blocks of colour depicting different landscapes is something I've wanted to try and now I can say I have. This is supposed to be an old VW hippie bus in a parking lot on a beach. So I have asphalt, beach sand, water and sky.
My thoughts on this... I think it could have been better if I used watercolour paints instead of pencils, mind you the water part looks ok. I also think I need more colour selection. I only have 12 pencils (though I guess I could have blended some). I'm also thinking a rail separating parking lot and beach might give more definition but I was trying just to use the blocks...I may still draw this in later. I think the sky is a total wash out but I love the van. :) Again more coloured pencil choices might have made it pop more. I have nothing to use for the white area or the metal so I relied on a regular pencil and the plain white paper. This was fun to do though and I may try another colour block picture with actual watercolour paints.