The Art of a Sketchbook
Crab Claws Sketch, 5" x 7", Graphite sketch, ©2012 Nancy Van Blaricom
Hey, hows your summer goin'? Are you getting out enjoying the weather while you can? Are you Plein Air painting or sketching or maybe both?
I thought I'd share this sketch of a sun bleached crab claw I found on the beach. I only found the one claw but turned it over to sketch a different angle, making it look like two claws. I like seeing one object drawn over and under the first sketch. I stopped a bit early before I accomplished that but it was a fun sketch any way. My apology for the horrible photo but it was the best of about 8 attempts, *sigh.
Also, I wanted to share a book I purchased recently. You may own it already, heard of it or maybe have at least seen it around. Its Danny Gregory's book The Creative License. It's a fun easy read and gets you excited about doing some drawing/ sketching. Danny gives us permission to sketch without thinking we need to create perfect art.