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Quick sketch of a robot concept by Benoit Godde.

New Sketches – Master Studies 2

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6 Pages

When left to my own devices, I tend to make simple, slightly cute genre characters. It’s fun (which is at least half of the reason why I do this) but I’d like to add more texture (aka “technoclutter”), especially in my ink drawings. So this group of master studies focuses on images with great technical details. Read More

Quick study sketch of a K-250 action figure from Star Wars: Rogue 1.

Daily Sketches – Master Studies 1

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8 Pages

I love master studies. Find a drawing, painting or design you admire and sketch it. Figure out why you admire it. Analyze what the artist did. And build your sketching skills. Currently, I try to start each practice session with a warm-up master study.

This group of master sketches focuses on robots. Beyond the general theme of “Hey, cool robots!” there isn’t a lot that links them together. I just liked what I saw and had a lot of fun exploring them. You can find links to the original images (along with about 1,000 other images) in this Pinterest board. Read More

Composition study of a painting by NC Wyeth

New Sketches (July 11-31, 2018)

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Part 1: Composition studies

9 Sketches

I didn’t post any sketches in the second half of July. Remodeling studioscott.com took up most of my website time. But I was still working on my painting skills. I split these paintings into three sections. Part 1 is composition studies of paintings by Carl Spitzweg, Edgar Payne, Maxfield Parrish and NC Wyeth. Read More

New Sketches (June 17-23, 2018)

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5 Sketches

This week’s sketches are grayscale composition studies of paintings by Mead Schaeffer. Each study is a simplified version of the original painting using 3-4 shades of black, gray and white. The goal is to analyze and understand how the artist assembled the basic shapes of the composition.

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