Sunday, April 27, 2014

Progress, Slow and Steady

Thought I'd give a sneak peek at how I develop some of my designs. A big part of helping an idea become an actual piece is sketching it out. I grab my STAEDTLER pigment liner four pack and get on with it.


I start with a soft pencil and go over my lines with the pigment liners. If the sketch turns out to be something I want to continue on with I can erase the underlying pencil and elaborate on the ink lines.
George is keeping a very close eye on me.


My sketch books are filled with ideas roughed out like this one.


These sketches help me remember construction ideas and possible materials. Do you use sketches to rough out ideas before you create?

3 comments:

The grandmommy said...

No, but I should even though I usually make big changes once started. :-)_

Its All About Creating said...

Thanks Kelly for the info on the pens and your sketching. I, too, start most of my projects in my sketchbook. It is not as pretty, nor as organized as yours, but it is like an old friend I love. I am going to order some of the pens. Thanks again.

Kellie Mowat said...

I think the whole process of getting something down on paper is like a promise to myself. If I write down an idea or sketch it out, I feel obligated to follow through with it. It's almost as though sketching an idea out makes it real. I very rarely stay completely true to the sketches. They're just reminders of ideas I think. So good to hear from you both. :)