Thursday, April 7, 2011

Concert Sketching

I have been busy working in the studio but am not ready to share my progress there just yet, so I thought I would post a couple of quick sketches I did this evening.

My husband and I attended our kids' band concert. I often listen to music in the studio so I decided to try a few sketches while we enjoyed their performance. I haven't been sketching much at all this year, and after my daily habit the first half of last year, I am finding I really miss it.

sketch of band conductor
graphite in Moleskine pocket cahier sketchbook
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

I chose the conductor for my first sketch which, of course, was a challenge since she was constantly moving. You think I would have realized that before I started, don't you?

For the second sketch I decided to take it easy on myself. I chose an audience member thinking a spectator would be more still than any of the band members. And I did feel more confident with the second sketch.

sketch of audience member
graphite in Moleskine cahier pocket sketchbook
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

It was nice to be sketching again. I would love to find a system for fitting in more sketching without taking time away from my studio work. Anyone out there have any suggestions?


Jennifer Rose said...

nice sketches :) really great lines in the head :)

i wish i had any suggestions for getting more sketching done, i find sketching to help with stress a lot. getting more sketching in would be great so hopefully someone has some suggestions.

Stacy said...

Thanks Jennifer!
I agree that when my sketches go well the process can be a great stress reliever. Of course if I am out of practice and the sketch isn't looking the way I want, it can be a stress creator! Which is another good reason to regularly flex those sketching muscles. ;)

No good suggestions for how to keep a more regular sketching practice yet, but if I hear any I will pass them along to you.