The dog sketches above are prep work for an illustration I’m currently working on. I’m so excited to attend Illustrators day, a workshop with the fabulous illustrator David Wiesner giving a talk, next month.
I always like to see where my pencil leads me, with this type of very quick gestural line sketch I try not to take the pencil off the page. It’s a great and fun exercise to get an energy, flow and movement to the creatures or figures being drawn. Not giving a drawing a final destination and allowing the line the mark to be about the moment of gestation and less about representation gives a playfulness and poetry.
Paul Klee is quoted saying “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”
Yay!… lets take that stroll!