Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sketching my way through the holidays!

The holidays have been hectic and it's been good to feel like I get in my art practice by sketching.   The book is always close by and there are things in the house and photos from Christmas that are begging to be sketched.    My goal was to do 50 of these before the first of the year.   I think I'll take the most interesting ones and do paintings.    Sketching is a great way to get a feel for the composition.    A thumbnail helps with basic shapes and values but the sketch lets you really focus on a little more detail and begin sense what the composition needs.    I have several sketches from class last semester that I've been wanting to paint.  

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