At the Window

I am used to sketching on Zoom now, but even so I had trouble drawing the model tonight. Despite a strong pose and interesting costume, my first sketch was way too tight.

I got out a two-inch flat brush for the second pose and used it with better results. Because the brush is so large, it forces a more relaxed and a more exaggerated sketch. By the time I began the third pose, which is the one with this post, I knew what I wanted and how to do it. I was able to turn the brush to get details in the fingers and variegated color in the head. If only we had had a time for a fourth pose!

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6 Responses to At the Window

  1. Anonymous says:

    I never considered using the same brush and turning it sideways. Why not use a smaller brush? There is lots to art that I don’t know about .

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    • Look at the subtle paint shades through the forehead and arms. As best I know, I think you can only get this look with gouache if you take one stroke with a large brush. It is flat but not uniform. I was doing this as an exercise to loosen up, but now I will be able to use it more deliberately. You could use this technique with any size brush, I went large because I was trying to get a looser look and I was working on a fairly large piece of paper.

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  2. AAN GEE says:

    You captured something essential to the personality you were sketching. It’s very interesting.

    On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 12:18 AM, Deliberate Sketching wrote:

    > > > > > > > Sarah Sullivan posted: ” > > > > > I am used to sketching on Zoom now, but even so I had trouble drawing the > model tonight. Despite a strong pose and interesting costume, my first > sketch was way too tight. > > > > I got out a two-inch flat brush for the second pose and used it with > better” > > > >

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    • I may have told you Alana, that I am a member of a very large family. Growing up, we all used to work on projects in the same room. I was 10 to 15 years older than the youngest ones and in high school I went through a phase where I tried to draw like my little brothers, that is to make simple and powerful images. This image reminds me of their drawings from long ago.

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  3. Sonja Sullivan says:

    Sarah, thank you for sharing, I could feel the motion in his head. Looking at your strong-motion filled painting kicked my head back involuntarily. To get a physical reaction…. in empathy, is quite a wonderful result.

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