This is a completely stunning watercolor/gouache study for many reasons. Here are a few to enjoy the piece a bit more:
- The arrangement of people in a pyramidal composition ending with the black hat on top.
- The diagonal orientation of the carriage, pointing from left bottom to the right middle, to where the people are looking.
- The beautiful rendering of the woman’s white dress with just a few values that lie very close together.
- The indication of the crowd raising their hats in the distance.
The reason why i like this drawing too is everything that lies outside the “frame”. I really like to see the presence of the creator, how he is messing around with sparks of color. This is why I like sketchbooks so much. We get a much better impression of the work of an artist when we see his preliminaries. Here is another post on this.