I Spy with My Little Eye...
Something to Draw!
Have you ever sat down to sketch and thought "What should I draw?" Yes, for me at least, pretty much every time, especially if it's a place I've frequently visited.
Upping My Game
My grandsons like to play the game I Spy with My Little Eye Something..." Then the person who is "it" gives a clue(s) and the rest have to figure out what it is.
I've started to use the I Spy strategy when I go out to sketch.
- What do I notice?
- What jumps out at me?
- Why? Is it the shape, the color, do I just like it, do I NOT like it?
When I've spied it I make that the subject and plan my composition around it. The next question is "what will help others see it through my eyes?"
In urban sketching part of the challenge is to have enough context to make it an urban sketch without loosing my focal point.
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