Thursday, April 22, 2010

Toys

Toys

I thought I'd try to actually stick to the theme of "toys" this week. It challenged me to think outside the box a little. I sketched for quite a while and spent a lot of time on one drawing only to be left feeling totally disappointed. I decided to just sketch another little idea I had (the one above). It was a quick sketch in my old style from back in college days. It took me all of 5 minutes, but I had so much fun doing it. Then I broke out my paints and filled in the color. I felt so free after finishing this little exercise. I really feel that I need to do this on a daily basis. Just 15 minutes to finish something from start to finish, no pressure, & these quick sketches that fill up a sketchbook become ideas for future illustrations.

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10 comments:

Jen said...

What a great style! Reminds me of stained glass. Have you worked with glass? I often find that the things I create in 15 minutes have the most soul to them. Probably because we place no pressure on ourselves.

Elissa said...

i love her and her toys! this is my favorite stuff of yours, but you know that. dig that little rag doll.

Feather said...

i so get what you're saying here. when i did my little blossom watercolor, i was surprised that it took all of 15 minutes, like you said. i always think painting will be so labor-intensive...the set up, the painting, the clean-up. but it's not. i will try to remember that. i also love what you say about filling journals for future inspirations. oh, and that piece? awesome! such a cool style. very unexpected.
oh, and next week is "a word you live by."

sloeginfizz said...

I absolutely adore this!!! I can't wait to see more. the crown rocks.

blue china studio said...

Your drawing is incredible. Really, really creative and cool.

Yes, I'll have to remember the 15 minute thing too.

Heather at All A Flutter said...

i can't believe how quickly you were able to create that amazing drawing! i love it.

Jo James said...

Love this little sketch!

Chrissie Grace said...

Great job.
I was looking through some of your old posts and I loooooove the sewing machine collage!!!

Lindsay said...

i love you style! i agree with you, i feel really free after finishing a project...your sketch is amazing.

Steph said...

This sketch is wonderful. I like your "old college style." I'm glad it gave you pleasure in the creating. It is giving me delight in the looking.