Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Are you looking to develop some thumbnail sketches? How about working on composition? Maybe even throw in some "life" sketching? Here's an activity that I adapted from Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis. Cut a rectangle, approx 3" x 4" in a piece of cardboard. In your sketch book draw out a dozen or more rectangles at the same size. I used my music stand and a spring clamp to position the view finder/cardboard and then sketched what I saw through the opening while holding the sketch book in my lap. Move around your house, go outside, look far, look close - - these are quick little sketches, not fully rendered drawings. If you like one of the little drawings, you could then take it to the next phase.