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Sketchbook Page: Birds, Bricks & Bakery Boy

11 Dec

SketchbookPage_20131209_chicksOn a whim I purchased a small sketchbook (5″ x 7″ Daler-Rowney Cachet Classic). Normally I use 9″ x 12″ or larger. However I’m glad I did not resist that whim because the change in page size has been liberating.

SketchbookPage_20131207_birdsWith a smaller page, I’m less inclined to be seduced by too much detail too soon.  Each sketch requires far fewer strokes so I’m doing many more sketches. More of the sketches are scenes rather than a single character or object. In addition, I complete my sketches entirely in ink rather than inking over penciled lines — no safety net! The images accompanying this post are a sample of the results:

Have any of you had similar breakthroughs? Maybe you changed materials or media. Maybe you tackled your visual story from a new perspective. I’d love to hear about it. Please leave your comments.  Thanks!

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