Monthly Archives: July 2015

Waiting

My focus this week is planning before starting major sketches. I am using thumbnail sketches as a planning tool and it is having a big impact on my work. Thumbnails provide such an explicit and speedy way to gauge the choices I need to … Continue reading

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A Little Talk

The other day while at the park I did several thumbnail sketches at a park. My overall goal is to use image to tell a story and I really liked the interaction between these two women, talking intently while calling … Continue reading

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The Slide # 2

My goal this week is to plan my composition using thumbnail sketches. Wednesday we were traveling and although I sketched at lunchtime, I did not do thumbnails. Later after we set up our camp and ate dinner, I returned to the ‘Slide’ … Continue reading

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The Slide

This morning I sat and did thumbnail sketches of children and their families on a playground. Capturing the differences between child and adult in a small thumbnail took significant effort and made me glad I was sketching in pencil. I … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Night Dream #2

Today I got up and began to redo the sketch I did yesterday. I did several pencil thumbnail sketches where I experimented with the placement of figures on the page, the placement of audience on two or three sides, the … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Night Dream

Today I had a great opportunity to use color values to add depth to a sketch. We attended an outdoor performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream in the park. It was performed in the round so I was able to … Continue reading

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Library Napper

Today I continued to work on telling a story about a person while also placing the person into a place that shows depth and proportional sense. I returned again to the library, read books about composition and sketched several versions … Continue reading

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