Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pages in My Sketchbook 1

Pages in My Sketchbook 1

I love art stores and sketchbooks. Tend to buy sketchbooks even though  some still have many pages left.  Then I have a really HARD time braking them in,,,

Five years ago when visiting the states I bought a little like moleskin sketchbook. Since I have this problem of breaking in new sketchbooks it still has plenty of pages.  Recently listened to a podcast on Savvypainter with Richard Scott on advantages of sketching everyday.

Since I love sketching and drawing decided it was about time to commit to at least 20 minutes a day (or almost everyday) sketching. Actually I found the transition from sketching to painting difficult. I always tended to work in lines rather than shapes. I will be sketching from references as well as from life.

I will be grouping these sketches  3-4 sketches or by the week.  Will be going with the flow.  All these where one days sketching!!!

 Reference for this rooster on WDE, wetcanvas all media art event  March 6 hosted by Oty.
 2 page spread 27 x 20.5 cm. 20 minute sketch using a brown conte stick and chalk.  

Ball point sketch of Lilly sleeping. These were minute + sketches.
She moves around lot. Double spread ball point pen

Lilly looking out the window
Single sheet  A5

Double spread. HB mechanical pencil
Lilly sleeping..
Shadows on the wall photo reference


Meredith Adler said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your art, and I think the drawings are super! Just one point of clarification--did you do these just recently since you started your sketching commitment? (Just asking since they are dated in December) You are inspiring me, as usual! Going to have to listen to that episode and think about joining you on this venture...

Carol Edan said...

Thanks Meredith... the date is the European method... day/month/year... cna be confusing...