Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An iPhone Sketch a Day - Week 2

This post is part of an ongoing series about my daily sketches with a great little iPhone app called Brushes.

Honestly, when I last blogged about my iPhone Sketch-a-Day, I secretly wondered if I would be able to keep up the pace.  I've been getting a baby room ready and generally finding little free time.  But somehow I've managed to squeeze in one a day since Monday, bringing my body of work to a whopping 15 sketches!  Moreover, I really think I'm learning stuff with this little experiment.  I feel my rusty eye-hand connection slowly coming back, and thinking about composition and subject matter more.  Color remains my favorite part of this app- I'll hold the phone up near my subject and slowly rock my finger back and forth to find exactly the right color.  I feel I'm gaining an eye for color that will hopefully transfer back to paint once I pick that back up.  There's plenty of room for improvement - I'd really like to speed things up and let go; get out of the highly detailed renderings and into a more painterly style.  But things seem to fall apart when I do (see 'Flowers', 'Lamppost').

I've also started posting to and commenting in the Brushes Gallery Flickr group.  I've subscribed in my Google Reader and have enjoyed several of the artists' work. 

At any rate, below are the sketches for this week.  If you want to see bigger images, comment/critique, or subscribe, check out my Flickr set!


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1 comment:

Sierra Lynn said...

Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is one of the best beers I have ever had. I am now craving one having seen the sketch...