rough sketch (3/5) List item Submitted to "Even MORE ways to skin a cat" Approved by Alex Ledante December 1, 2017, 1:02 am 38 Views 10 Comments Share Tweet Pin this sketch started out too dark and I wasn’t able to lighten it up enough for my taste so I just abandoned it and did the previous sketch. So basically my process is exactly the reverse order of presentation… MoreReport Item navigation Previous submission Next submission View full list Share Tweet Pin Written by Alex Ledante facebook pinterest twitter 10 Comments Leave a Reply Whatever works for you, but I find that it saves a lot of time and effort to do thumbnails and other small studies first until I really understand what the piece needs and then I can do the large version with less problems and get better results… 1 Log in to Reply Your sketch drawing has never failed to amaze me. 1 Log in to Reply I just threw them in as a lark, never knowing that they’d become more popular than the finished work 1 Log in to Reply There is an amateur artist in Jakarta who says “Things you consider negligible are often very valuable.” 1 Log in to Reply I expect the opposite is also true, and is more often the case… Log in to Reply You call this a rough sketch.. oh my.. 1 Log in to Reply In the sense that it isn’t meant to be a standalone work of art… 2 Log in to Reply Oh, I get it. I was thinking rough sketch, like a pencil on a sticky note. lol 1 Log in to Reply I would call what you’re describing a thumbnail sketch, and several of those are generated to determing the optimal look for the piece. Once you’ve picked the best thumbnail, you work it up to a rough, where you try to solve the composition, lighting and any other issues before really committing to the final 1 Log in to Reply I see, so that’s the term. I always wondered, now I know. I do wildlife and landscapes, I would always go out, and take hundred photos, come home, make one rough sketch on a canvas and start painting. I was never taught, and not that good. 1 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.