What a great idea to use the alphabet as a way to practice small thumbnail sketches. I would think that these small images can also be used to generate ideas for more finished pieces. These are from Catherine Carey’s studio blog ” Here is a quote from her blog ” I am an artist living, teaching, and painting in a beautiful, small, resort town on Little Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. My creative passion is watercolor sketchbook journaling. On this blog I will post things that I am working on and things I am teaching in my classes.”
Practicing your drawing is an important aspect of improving your skills. I like to practice drawing subjects that I know well. I do find the most challenging part of practicing is that my images don’t look as good as I want them too. It is discouraging to finish a sketch and find it is discombobulated. This summer I have been learning about adding color and value to images using markers. Here is a quick sketch assisting me in learning about maker rendering techniques.