Preliminary Sketch 

A Preliminary Sketch for a Forest Painting by Sarah Sullivan

Preliminary Sketch

If my goal for the day’s sketch is complicated, it helps a lot to make a preliminary sketch or two. That way I can work through some of the challenges without worrying that I will wreck my work. My preliminary sketches are often in pastel and usually take 5 to 20 minutes. Today’s sketch of a path through a thicket of graceful cottonwood trees at the Telluride Town Park was definitely complex and so I developed this preliminary sketch to use as a guide. Since I did not finish the painting, I am posting the preliminary pastel sketch. 

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3 Responses to Preliminary Sketch 

  1. Sheila Polk says:

    Lovely sketch – am eager to see your drawing of it!


  2. tprevey says:

    It is fun to see a sketch compared to a final product.


  3. Pingback: Same Place, Same Time, Different Lighting | Deliberate Sketching

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