Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Practice Sketches

Here are some interior practice sketches.

Practicing Architectural Subjects

Here are some more quick sketches done while waiting. You can practice your skills anywhere at any time.

Sketching People

Here are a few sketches done while waiting: to vote, for breakfast, and for church to end.

Quick Night Sketches

Here are a few quick sketches I did while waiting in the car for my friend. I used my Aquabee 6" x 9" sketchbook, a Uniball Micro pen and Holbein watercolors. I did the sketch on location, and painted them later in the studio.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Adding Color to My Five-Minute Sketches

Here are the same sketches from my post a few weeks ago but with color added.

Train Trip With My Brother

Last year my brother and I took a train trip through the Royal Gorge. While we were waiting to depart, I took a photo of him taking a photo of the locomotive. I love this image. I painted it yesterday, substituting some thick trees for the concrete overpass that was originally there.

Back Seat Sketching

I have been taking a few road trips lately where I have been sitting in the back seat. This gives me plenty of time to practice quick sketching. Most of these sketches were done in five seconds or less. That five seconds is for the basic line drawing. I paint them later in my studio, remembering the colors and values, or just making something up.

Please note that the second sketch took a little longer, about 10 minutes or so. 

This is a good way to keep your eye/hand coordination in excellent shape.

Trip to Texas

I just returned from a trip to San Antonio, Texas, to visit both the city, and a friend who was graduating from basic military training at the air force base there. These were all done on location with my Sanford Uniball Micro pen and my 6" x 9" Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook. I painted all of the sketches later, using photographic reference and some imagination. See how anything can be sketched, and how there are many opportunities to practice?