Sketch Creatively!

Creative sketching

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About this session

Are you a detail oriented perfectionist? Yes, you know you are, and this is the perfect session for you to develop your spontaneity and creativity.

In these fun sessions we produce many pages of art, in a change of pace from our usual session where we focus on one scene all afternoon.

Creative sketching
What do you see first? A lion? A Zebra?

Each time you take this session you'll produce many pages of different content.

Creative sketching
We started this sketch again with a zebra, breaking it down to a triangle and a rectangle. Then we added scenery and elephants, all referenced to pictures one of my students took in Africa. So we end up with a montage that suggests something of the animal life and scenery in Africa. Nice!

Creative sketching
All of this from the 3 Cezanne shapes: Triangle, Circle, Square that we learned in Sketch 101: Engrave your memories

Creative sketching

As well as the more "finished" sketches we will do very fast work in order to develop specific skills.

Creative sketching
Five super-fast sketches of a pear. Here we are practicing: movement, iterative learning, imagination.

Creative sketching
To scribble means to create one continuous line as quickly as possible. This is a great strategy to get you in "Right - Brain - Mode", where your non-verbal thinking takes place.

What will we learn in this session?

  • Abstraction
  • Automatic Drawing
  • Circles
  • Composition
  • Counterpoint
  • Cross Hatching
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
  • Flow State
  • Focal Point
  • Hard and soft edges
  • Iterative Learning
  • Language of Line
  • Lettering
  • Loose versus tight
  • Overhand Grip
  • Rhythm
  • Scribble
  • Sketching shape quickly and accurately
  • Smudging
  • Spirals
  • Squares
  • Straight lines
  • Tonal Design
  • Tonal Sketching
  • Tone
  • Triangles
  • Underhand Grip
  • Van Gogh's Language of Line
  • Vignettes
  • Wavy lines

We will use all the tricks of the trade to make your sketches into a page that's really nice to look at.

This session is a prerequisite for the Paint Creatively! sessions.


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