Sunday, July 10, 2011

explore an idea

How many different ways can I think of to express the idea of a sailboat on the water? Seven times? Ten? How about 70 times 7? More? Seems it's not just about sailboats.

Drawing sailboats and thinking of this song ...


5 comments:

Carrie H. said...

Gene Gill taught for a while at OSA. I realized you really have to do a lot of drawings when he said," You won't be really designing ideas your and paintings till after the 7th thumbnail sketch." He used to assign no fewer than 12 thumbnails for any one painting!

Carrie H. said...

'Your ideas and Paintings'
correction!!

Casey Klahn said...

Here are a couple of sailboat images I always think of when I think of them. here

and

here

BTW, I found a link to your blog when I queried this.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Carrie: what a great suggestion! I'm still working on more sailboat sketches. It's a great theme, with strong shapes, and lots of possibilities. Thanks.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Casey. I enjoyed the images and the new ideas they inspire!