So here I am trying to do "sketches" for my first EBMC assignment. Turns out she expects sketches that aren't...um...particularly 'sketchy'. Hmmm...
Here's how I usually sketch; this example is from one of my "minis":
|Sketch for "Tipsy" (2013)|
As far as I can figure it, this is not quite what EB means...especially when one is doing a study on value. First I managed a pen-and-ink drawing (no values shaded in yet): It was really done on off-white paper but scanned into my computer on "B&W" mode, it looked more like this:
Yes, it's a prairie scene in winter. "Draw what you know", right? ;-)
Then I tried to work it out with some shading, using a variety of pencils. (Not being skilled at what pencil labels mean, I found THIS website very helpful.)
|Scanned version - set on "Black & White"|
|Photograph of the same "sketch" - better reflects the off-white paper|
Working with pencils can be messy. Somehow, I'd forgotten this...
I had to keep washing my hands, and using erasers (one large, one fine) to bring back the "snow" in the drawings, as I kept smudging it!
When I get back I'll be into the challenging work of taking my "sketches" and turning them into something I can create with fabric.
For now, though, I'll just say, 'Adios!' as I leave tomorrow for Edmonton and from there, very early on Tuesday, to HERE... - 27 C to + 27 C in a matter of hours. Whoa!
|Memories Paraiso Azul Resort, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba|
Have a great week!