Using your sketchbook to improve the basics.

Using your sketchbook #4 Use your sketchbook to concentrate and become skilled with the basics of sketching. What do I mean when I say the “basics”? I mean looking at the principles and elements of sketching, items such as line, shading, composition, proportion, shape or perspective, to name a few. When we are learning to … Continue reading Using your sketchbook to improve the basics.

Why keep a Gesture and/or blind contour drawings sketchbook?

Using your sketchbook #3. Artist often use gesture drawings to loosen up before starting their work, and they are great for that, but can you learn from them?  What can you learn from blind contour sketches and why should you fill a sketchbook with them? What can you learn from gesture drawings?  You can learn: … Continue reading Why keep a Gesture and/or blind contour drawings sketchbook?