|'Sunflowers Make Me Smile' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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But a couple of my students (and very good friends) found a way to make doing thumbnails even more fun.
It's all about the tools!
|The Thumbnail Kit|
What I love about the book and one you can do in any sketchbook is the pockets they made for the thumbnail templates. They made a template for a rectangle and square. You can use the template to make your box for the thumbnail sketch. I love this idea because you can get a neat and tidy box in the perfect size for a thumbnail. Your thumbnails will just look better!
If thumbnails are fun.....You are more likely to do them....Go out and add some fun to your sketchbook!
|My black and white thumbnail at top left with my first layer of pastel. I did a value block in to match the values in my thumbnail. It makes a clear value map for me to follow when adding more layers of pastel.|