In keeping with my intention of working intuitively and fast, sketch 2/365 turned into an abstracted landscape. I like what’s happening in parts of the piece, but not all.
I spent about 20 min. total on this not including the time for drying after I collaged a tea bag and some newspaper onto the page – I started making dinner while the page was drying. After I was done, I was reminded of graduate school studying landscape architecture. We called these quick drawings “ideograms” which are basically quick sketches meant to convey a concept or idea graphically. We used them in the early design phases to flesh out how something might be organized and to visualize a project. This was one of my favorite exercises. We also employed model making when building concepts.
When I called it done, I wondered if a more narrative piece like this would work on clay? Maybe tiles, but I don’t know if something in the round would work.
- Sketchbook with heavy stock paper for water media
- Dried tea bag emptied of its contents
- Printed newspaper torn (I selected an article that talked about the redevelopment of an area close to my house)
- Liquitex satin varnish
- Paint brush
- Brush pen
- Black pen – Pilot 0.5 V-Ball (one of my favorites)
- Ink pads (not waterproof) (turquoise, black, sepia and white)
- Hand carved rubber stamp
- Sketch and wash pencil
P.S. I mis-dated this piece. It should read 3-25-15 not 3-26-15.