|A sneak peek!|
Friday, my friend Roberta invited me over to her house to create our sketches for the challenge. Ok, I guess that solved the problem on what medium to use. While remembering my sketchbook, I forgot all my pencils. Luckily Roberta is willing to share. I got to try her Derwent Water Soluble Sketching Pencils. These are very cool pencils, as after sketching, I used a water brush to smudge the lines. I feel it made my sketches complete.
I haven't sketched in a long time, but figured I'd do this and see what would happen. I am a fast sketcher and a noisy one. Usually when sketching, people look at me and wonder what I am doing with that pencil to create such a racket ( scratch scratch sketch scratch scratch scratch sketch scratch). Now multiply that by 10 minutes worth of sketching! You get the idea.
Here are the 2 sketches I made. I must admit, they are both done from memory, fast and each took less than 10 minutes. I also used a technique I learned from the book Creative Illustration Workshop by Katherine Dunn. I love her work. She is so whimsical and yet still to the point.
This is highly prized #1, walking my puppy Penny. I really enjoy the times we are out in nature, in all sorts of weather. On this adventure we were greeted by a cat in the tree, as we walked along our path.
Highly Prized #2. Penny is a very affectionate puppy. She loves to give kisses which brought to mind that she needed to open a kissing booth. Altho now that I look at the sketch, Penny would probably want a dog cookie for payment more than 10 cents.
This exercise was a great experience as it reminded me how much I really love to sketch. Also that I like to make up stories to go with sketch. I hope to add more this month.