Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sketch Sunday 3

Ginger is a Dreamer

Sketch Sunday is really helping me keep up my drawing. Are you drawing too? :-)

Before I draw a picture, I like to brainstorm. Sometimes I draw a small 1 to 2-inch thumbnail in the corner. This helps me visualize the pose and emphasis of the main curves. I've also gotten into the habit of jotting down words while I'm sketching. Sometimes it relates to the picture, other times my drawing becomes a notepad for a discussion with someone nearby (like trying to figure out what the seven deadly sins are).


This week, my style is influenced by animator Ronnie del Carmen. I love the way he uses solid colors in his slender girls drawings. I tried to make my girls more exaggerated and cartoon-y, but they came out more proportioned and detailed than planned—which is okay—that means there's more to explore in the future.

A Close Encounter at the Edge of the Woods (digital coloring of previous sketch sunday)


  1. Oh I should pull out my sketchbook from my suitcase. like you said the only way to improve is to just draw. on another note, I'll have access to a scanner soon and I can show you the products of my Pinhole photography class.

  2. Ooh, fantastic. =) I'm glad to hear that you're still drawing. I'd love to see and hear about what you're doing with pinhole photography! :D