If you’ve seen my sketches before, you know I love color. But lately, I’ve been deliberately putting aside color every once in a while. I’m hoping it’ll help me focus more on value, something that often gets lost in my play with color. (For a great exploration of value in sketches, I highly recommend Matthem Brehm’s book ‘Sketching on Location‘. )
Here are some of my recent sketches.
Bananas in Noodler’s Bulletproof Ink.
My kids, reading ‘Captain Underpants’.
Rodin’s ‘Thinker’ at the Cantor Museum, Stanford.
Natural Bridges Beach,Santa Cruz, California. Ink and Brush.I’ve even tried doing a ‘value study’ before diving into a color sketch-except I don’t seem to use the first study when I dive into my color palette.
Palm trees and Mount Umunhum.