|'Bring On the Birds' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available $165
OK so thumbnail sketches are not chocolate but I do have several ways to make them more enjoyable. One of them is to keep the process accessible and simple. I have tried many sketchbooks but was thrilled when I stumbled across this little sketchbook by Pentalic.
|A great little sketchbook for thumbnails|
Thumbnails really do help and creating them before painting is just a matter of developing a good habit. Anything you can do to make them fun is worth trying. The reward for the effort is a better chance at a successful painting!
Painting note: I did a value underpainting with a #305 spruce blue Nupastel washed with alcohol on Ersta sanded paper ( I had this paper in my stash and never tried it but I really had no good reason to save it)