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Old 10-12-2019, 08:30 PM
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Rituals for starting a sketch

I start a sketch as soon as I have a fineliner in hand; i always sketch left to right. for color my mind starts to work once a palette box is chosen and opened.

what about you people?
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:03 PM
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Re: Rituals for starting a sketch

Edmund, I keep a small 2x3" book in my purse with a little pencil. When I'm stuck waiting somewhere, I can pull it out.

It's the reference material, whether a photo or real life, that sets my colour barometer in motion. And, until I create the swatches for it, I think about it all the time!

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Old 10-13-2019, 08:18 AM
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Re: Rituals for starting a sketch

I often draw a fine pencil framework to make sure everything fits.

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Old 10-13-2019, 07:03 PM
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Re: Rituals for starting a sketch

For me, I generally start a sketch or a drawing for a painting with the big shapes first, orienting them for the desired design and composition, followed by other, smaller shapes until the sketch or drawing is complete.

But...then I think and see in shapes, and how they may fill the page and tell a story.

Design and composition are always essential, so the challenge is which shapes to use, their sizes and where they fall on the page.

Once that is decided, I'm not sure it matter where one begins to draw. For me I tend to start at the top of the page and work down for each shape.

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Old 10-18-2019, 04:24 PM
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Re: Rituals for starting a sketch

I pull out a pencil and get it on! Once I start to think about it - I tend to get too worried about making mistakes, etc.... in the end - the results tend to be ok for me and since no one is really seeing my work anyway... being happy with the process is most important to me!
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:22 PM
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Re: Rituals for starting a sketch

I start with the main shape of my center of interest making sure it is properly located, then very lightly place the other shapes and block in the values
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