Sketch 4/365 Sometimes Less is More

creative exploration, sketch a day
sketch 4 march 27 closeup

 

Sketch 4/365 March 27 cropped

Sketch 4/365 March 27 cropped

My last two sketches were rather dark, so I decided to lighten it up a bit after I found some green tissue paper (left over from gift wrapping) in my daughter’s room. Instead of recycling it, I decided to repurpose it in this sketch. I’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite…but then again, these daily sketches aren’t suppose to be works of art per se. They are meant to be informative – what happens when I layer this texture over this color, and then I add this stamped design on top of these two layers? You get the picture.

 

Sketch 4/365 March 27, 2015

Sketch 4/365 March 27, 2015

4/365 started to look like colorful fabric, and I decided to add a final layer of sketched flowers that I had previously turned into laser toner decals (see below). Adding a layer of line art on top of my collage corresponds nicely with the use of ceramic decals. Sometimes less is more – learning when to edit is important which is why I think I am really going to find this daily “sketch” practice really valuable in the long run. I should be able to reference this sketch book for years when I need a bit of inspiration.

Mug with laser toner floral decals

Mug with laser toner floral decals

 

Ingredients for 4/365

Ingredients for 4/365

Ingredients:

  1. Sketchbook with heavy stock paper for water media
  2. Torn green tissue paper
  3. Liquitex satin varnish
  4. Paint brush
  5. Water
  6. Laser copy of flowers I had drawn for decals
  7. Ink pads (not waterproof) (turquoise, black, sepia and white)
  8. Hand carved rubber stamps
  9. Eco House Orange Terpene for image transfer of laser copy
  10. Pencil
  11. Golden Raw Umber Acrylic Satin Glaze
  12. Scissors

~C

 

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