I admit, I have the WORST initial sketches ever

Well I’m happy to report that I’ve finally gotten back in my studio to started on some fresh new paintings.  I was coming up w/ some new ideas, when a friend came over and started laughing at my thumbnail sketches.

I’ve never been good at keeping a decent sketchbook (they usually just turn into ‘to do’ lists), so I stopped investing in the nicely bound ones, and just stick to cheap lined notebooks.  I usually sit down for a few hours and roughly sketch up a few ideas, find one I like, and move straight onto the final piece.

The funny part comes when you compare the two side-by-side.  Most of my initial sketches are almost impossible to make out.  I mean art instructors everywhere would cringe if they saw these sad chicken-scratch drawings.  Don’t believe me?  See below:


  1. Comment by Dave
    May 14, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    This is awesome.

  2. Comment by catherine
    May 14, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    your paintings are so beautiful i would have never guessed you sketched that way.


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