Sometimes, when I’m out walking/sketching I start with some small, quick sketches, done in an inexpensive 3×5 or 4×6 sketchbook. This gets the juices flowing but also, this allows me to capture little scenes or things that I would otherwise pass by.
I’ve been doing a lot of them this week, mostly because I’m so thrilled by the sun that I just want to walk around in it rather than sit for extended periods sketching. I’m getting a good tan (grin). These quick-sketches also give me a chance to play with different approaches and I’m convinced that they have teach me more than any of my longer sketches. Here are a couple examples:
Good ones. I particularly like the values in the top one.
Thanks Kate. I’m trying to work on putting some life into my watercolor as my typical approach is to use them like crayons 🙂 — Larry