Monday, March 01, 2010

sketchbook 4x3


I've realized something drawing the cafe images. I get pretty uptight using the micron pen and it definitely translates into the line work. No fluidity and looseness at all. So to combat my nervousness using the micron I decided today that my sketches would be based on quantity versus quality. So here are 12 images I drew over the course of the day. The first 9 are images drawn at the Future bakery and the last 3 are drawn at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a great challenge for me to be loose at the ROM because everything I've done up to this point at that location has been pretty tight. I actually caught myself a few times tightening up. The image I like the most is the buddha because it's the least favourite of the lot. It's so unlike my style that it makes me cringe and I think doing something that is outside of my comfort level will eventually help me expand my repertoire.

4 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Yep - when you're sitting you're drawing. Bravo on shaking things up a bit! And still the sketches are good.

Catriona said...

These are great, and the buddha shouldn't make you cringe. Just go 'ohm' and the peace will wash over you! Going outside comfort zone is always a good thing to do.

raena said...

I like your sketches; whether loose or tight, they're all good! Maybe there is a place for both?

quirkyartist said...

That's a great idea. I am too slooooow. I sometimes remember to set the timer on my phone & that helps, but your idea is even better.