DO IT LIKE A YOGI: drawing after contemplation

MASCOT MANIA NITE, KANNAPOLIS IMTIMIDATORS BASEBALL. © 2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED> DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN.  GOUACHE and CARAN D'ACHE SUPRACOLOR PENCIL.

MASCOT MANIA NITE, KANNAPOLIS IMTIMIDATORS BASEBALL. © 2013 ELLEN WARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DO NOT REPRODUCE REBLOG OR PIN. GOUACHE and CARAN D’ACHE SUPRACOLOR PENCIL.

You can observe a lot just by watching.
YOGI BERRA

Working loose and open can tell a bigger story than a thousand details. Urban sketching is a great practice because the tendency to get nit picky is constantly stifled by life and movement. Sitting for a few moments and sizing up the scene is absolutely essential.

• identify the biggest moments: of light, color, or gesture

• note the parts which are constant and which will move quickly

• capture moving parts in about 3 lines, stating gesture

• make some small marks to indicate how the environment meets this moving part, so when the person/vehicle/animal leaves….you can fill in this info at that time. MAP THE SCENE.

• remember that value has the ability to sum up a situation with brevity and impact

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One Response to “DO IT LIKE A YOGI: drawing after contemplation”

  1. Jane Prater Says:

    I don’t understand everything you have said, but I will. One day I will take a class from you. Planning to attend the Binders demo. Your baseball series captures the feel of small town Americana that I remember from my past. This isn’t the money driven big league, but something more important. Thank you for all your sharing.

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