Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bethlehem Steel Stacks

We were down in PA this past weekend visiting in the in-laws and i was able to get time to sketch down at "the stacks".  I could have spent all day there.

I am going to add some paint to this soon, but wanted to get it scanned in before i experiment. :) 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

USK Symposium Santo Domingo 3

Last day of the workshop and off to home. Whats behind an onion.... another great workshop. Miguel and Swasky and wonderful instructors. The way they explained how to layer your sketch and the idea of using different medium to show layers or importance was so interesting. This is something i definitely want to play with.
Again , like all of the other instructors and participant, seeing work in person is amazing. for me there is a different experience. i really like the connection i get from hold the sketching book and turning the pages. This is one of the many things i love about sketching with groups. Plus you see new medium, techniques , pens :)

USK Symposium Santo Domingo 2

The second day started with the Improvising with Lines and Color workshop run by Orling Dominguez and Inma Serrano. OMG this workshop was amazing! It has been the best one i have taken including the workshops from Lisbon. It was just the thing i was looking for to add more life into my work. They have given me a new way to see the world. Permission to improvise on what is out there and try compose a sketch that capture not only the structure or people but the essence of a place.

So after that workshop, i was able to take a workshop with the incredibly talented Veronica Lawlor, whose work is even more impressive in person ( i just found out she has a ten day workshop coming up at Disney. Maybe next year :) ) She and Jonathon too, gave a me a different way to see. To slow down and observe the world before we jump right into the sketch. Sit and let the story unfold around you. you know when its the right time to sketch. 

thanks to all of the instructors! 

USK Symposium Santo Domingo 1

What a fantastic symposium. Orling, Gabi, Jason and Elizabeth dad an amazing job. THANK YOU for all of your hard work. Being surrounded by so much energy and passion for sketching is incredible. I am already excited about the possibility of going again next year.  I have taken new techniques and ways of seeing not only from the workshops but also from the other participants ans their work.

These are sketches from my journey to SDQ and from the first workshop. More to follow

Nina's Challenge through limitation workshop. I love the idea of limitng my palette to two or three colors and trying to figure out how to render an environment.  I also had the opportunity to try out the multi colored pencil i had been searching for. ( they had them for sale and a small table at CCE and i was able to grab 1 of the last 2 left. some work with that should follow in time )