Thoughts on sketching…now with 100% more pirate

Sketches and Studies

Usually when I’m getting a little frustrated with drawing, or when it feels like pulling teeth getting a job done, it’s most likely due to a lack of sketching.

It’s hard to  just sit and sketch when there are deadlines on the horizon, but sometimes that’s exactly what I need to get motivated.  The freedom and spontaneity of sketching loosens my imagination up and helps me push myself more than I would when doing work-for-hire jobs.  I’m more likely to play it safe and keep within my comfort zone with a piece that someone has paid me to do.

After spending a little time experimenting I can then take the techniques and styles that I’ve been playing with in my sketchbook and apply them to “real” work.

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