Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sketchbook Page

A page from my sketchbook from today. I watched a lovely sunrise at Joshua Tree National Park this morning and while I watched, I did the top sketch as a blind contour. At least the top edge of the rocks were a blind contour. As the sun came up and over the landscape, I added the bushes and delineations of the rocks. Golden orange sky started my day today.

The eye, which is said to be the window of the soul, is the main organ whereby man's understanding can have the most complete and magnificent view of the infinite works of nature. Leonardo da Vinci

I am enjoying this book on sketching. It is full of examples of famous sketchbooks and journals from historical as well as contemporary folks. "Drawing from Life" by Jennifer New.

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

Cool Sketch, Katehrine--and I like the looks of that book!