Tag Archives: Summary of Learning

A Perfect Camping Spot Revised

I was not satisfied with yesterday’s sketch and kept working on it today to try to understand my misgivings and to fix them. I wanted richer brights and deeper darks in the forest and more green in the foreground because … Continue reading

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At the Next Table

We went out to lunch and I was happy that our table provided such a good view of a stone wall since I am still working on capturing the look of stone. It was a bonus that I also had … Continue reading

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A final ‘splash of color’

I walked up to the college and sketched next to a pond. A pedestrian stopped on the pond’s bridge, leaned on the railing, and stared meditatively at the water below. He seemed dejected and conveyed this by leaning his two arms on the … Continue reading

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Gesture Landscapes

Today we drove from Telluride across the Navajo Nation to the Grand Canyon. As we drove I sketched, completing ten or so of these. The landscape did not hold still. I used a water soluble pencil together with watercolor to capture … Continue reading

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Hey There!

We stopped at a restaurant for lunch and sat near the bar. Two of the people sitting up at the bar caught my eye and I reached for my sketchbook. There was a lot going on between these two and … Continue reading

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Perspective

I really enjoy the fun of being in the flow of sketching and just drawing without doing the work of planning and following the plan. However, sketching for the fun of it is not the plan for this blog. Today … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Greetings

My plan for today was to catch quick actions that would tell a story that anyone could understand. I planned to do it by using gesture drawings of individuals or pairs of people, without background detail. This quick sketch is about … Continue reading

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