Monday, February 29, 2016

More Travel Sketches

One of the things I like most about a pocket sketchbook is that, it's such a convenient way to explore the world through drawing. To use our observational skills and record ideas.

In this small format I like to make quick sketches and simplify, virtually creating thumbnail drawings where I filter what I need to leave out and leave in to convey the subject.

Watercolors are a different way of thinking for me then oils, they are much more spontaneous and erratic. I see painting with watercolor as a type of controlled disaster, often you just have to let it do what it wants, but then that is part of the fun.

I like to think of it as a drawing adventure and not get too overcritical about them. Rather, to look at it as developing your vision and sit back and enjoy the process. In the end, everything you put in a sketchbook is important because there are no mistakes, only lessons.

When you create a quick gesture sketch that has nice expressive and loose strokes which convey a sense of place, well that’s the big picture and what really matters.

“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” - Linus Pauling

Sketches are in a Moleskine Watercolor Notebook (3.5 x 5.5 inch)

Explore - Question - Learn - - Enjoy, Jim 

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