Thursday, May 12, 2022

T&T Thursday

 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?"

  • Color?
  • Texture?
  • Shape?
  • Size?


In urban sketching part of the challenge is to have enough context to make it an urban sketch without loosing my focal point. 


Game on!




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