Thumbnail Sketches :: Esquisses

For the past two days I attended a wonderful workshop given in Montreal by Shari Blaukopf, one of my colleagues. You can view her blog here: www.shariblaukopf.com. She talked about how to get to know your surroundings by taking the time to look and sketch quickly using thumbnails and focus on the composition. Here are some of my thumbnails. These are not very big, about 1″ x 2″ high but they serve the purpose  — which one do you prefer? As a graphic artist, thumbnails are essential in order to map out our ideas… we brainstorm with thumbnails as well as map out our ideas laying them down on a piece of paper to ponder and reflect on them.

  Thumbnail #1

 Thumbnail #2

 Thumbnail #3

Shari a parlé de faire des esquisses pour apprendre à connaître les lieux et nous aider à voir… très surprenant de réaliser combien j’ai commencé à voir qu’après plusieurs esquisses. Je me promenais et je cherchais des choses à dessiner et mon cerveau choisissait. Par contre, après un certain bout de temps, mes yeux ont commencé à voir et mon cerveau a laissé la place à mes yeux. Trippant! Le premier croquis a été dessiné de très près, et je regarde la tour d’en bas. Dans le deuxième croquis je suis plus éloignée de la tour et les marches apparaissent. Dans le dernier croquis je suis encore plus loin, et le trottoir apparaît, ayant un double avantage… de mettre la peintre dans le dessin, ce que Shari a précisé tout au long de l’atelier. Mes pieds touchent le trottoir…

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to Thumbnail Sketches :: Esquisses

  1. Pyper says:

    Testing with another account

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  2. Jane says:

    I am testing out my email subscriptions — logged in as myself —

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