About This Page

About This Page:
This "Sketches" page is a micro-blog where I post all of my daily speed sketches, no matter how horrible they are! I sometimes use this online speed sketching tool: artists.pixelovely.com/

Friday, February 7, 2014

Horse Study

Trying to focus on making the forms and values read correctly...took a bit to long on it though. ~1.5 hrs, with photo reference.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pastel Sketches

It's the first time in a while I did some traditional art! Made necessary by the fact that my kitty was on my lap, did not want to get up, and my tablet is currently configured for a standing position.

These are with pastels, ~20 minutes on the landscape and ~40 on the portrait. No reference. Also very messy because I didn't have an eraser!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunset Study

20 minutes, photo reference. Just tried to get the general mood as speedily as possible.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lake Study

~1 hr. From Photo. Still using only two brushes...setting up a better selection of brushes is on my todo list!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mountain Study

A 30-minute environment study (from photo):

I think I should probably try experimenting with more different types of brushes. I tend to get stuck using one or two types...but I bet those clouds would have looked a lot better if I'd just chosen a more "cloudy" brush.