Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paintings of the Week - Sketching with Sharpies


The task in painting class last night was to sketch quickly with a Sharpie and add some washes of color on top. This is always a fun exercise. You have to not worry too much about details and just go for it. Obviously, some of the proportions are off, but they convey the scene pretty well.

I did these on small scraps - maybe 6" at best - from a piece of watercolor paper that another student had put into the trash. Using a less than pristine piece of paper makes it easier to just let loose and have fun, without worrying about creating a masterpiece.

As always, you can click on the picture to bring it up larger.....

3 comments:

I Want To Be An Artist said...

Love your blog and reading about your journey as an artist.

Nartizt said...

Thanks Myra!

Linda Hill said...

Wow, I really like the "sharpie" sketches/paintings. What fun that is. Think I will try it. Your work is so versatile and very, very good.