Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ink Sketch of Boy with Dog

13011-sk. Pigma Brush, Ink Sketch on Archival Heavyweight Sketchbook Paper, 8x10 inches.

This 10-minute ink sketch is a study for a larger painting to come. 

There is just something really satisfying about doing a quick sketch in ink. Artists must learn to draw without erasing, and ink sketching forces that practice. A quick ink sketch records an artist's first impressions of a subject. My next study of the boy and his dog will be a small watercolor painting. I'll share it in a few days. In the meantime, I am back to commissions and other projects. 

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings.
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas.