notes - studies
2018 Sydney | Tasmania
Away from my studio -- I tend not to get in the right head space for watercolour sketches.
However I can manage to paint a few panels using water-soluble graphite if I'm not out and about.
I thought this time I'd bring the lightest and most easily packed art materials.
Buried underneath the pencils is the tiniest sketchbook I have (6.5 x 10.5 cm). Thinner than my wallet.
With a sketchbook this size, I had to practice thumbnail sketching -- the way thumbnails are meant to be executed -- not overly detailed or comprehensive, which I have a habit of doing!
This constrain loosened up my drawings.
Perfect, I was out and about a lot.
This exercise also taught me to stick to two to three colours -- allowing a fourth colour just as an accent.
This aids in keeping my drawings simple.
Although I struggled to keep things minimal on some panels.
There are more pages I'll save it for my darling kittens.
Moleskine volant extra small notebook - 6.5 x 10.5 cm