Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall sketches

 Pumpkin stack - watercolour

I sketch every day.  Its an ingrained habit now, like brushing my teeth or getting coffee in the morning.  It doesn't have to be an elaborate sketch and many sketches are the working tools for future paintings.

Fall apples - oil

I use all kinds of mediums in whatever sketchbook is to hand, whether the paper is made for wet or dry media.  I never consider a sketchbook to be precious and full of perfect drawings.  I consider it to be a  tool and the messier the better.  I try to draw from life when I can, but sometimes an image catches my eye and I'll go with that instead.

Fallen apples - pen & wash

Here's a glimpse into the sketchbook I'm currently working in.  It's an Earthbound recycled sketchbook that I "re-found" in the studio when looking for something else.  Yes, I do lose things in the studio.  You do too.  Go on, admit it...  This sketchbook is produced by Daler-Rowney, I'm not sure if they still do, but its quite pleasant to work on the tan paper.

 The last strawberry - watercolour