Sketching and Learning Flowers – Daily Painting Tips from K.L. Britton

As you may know, I’ve been reading about an interesting style of sketching called “dynamic sketching.”  It’s more for illustrators, but I’ve found it to be very great to help improve my regular paintings and works as well – instead of just copying what I see, I can make more decisions about form, and even focal point.

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Here is a flower.  Normally, I’d try to be exact to the original flower, and spend a tedious amount of time to get this much information in.  But here, using kuretake clean color real brush, copic wide, white chalk, and staedtler pigment liners, I’ve drawn something in 5 minutes that has form and shape, and comes off the page.  This is an important technique I teach my illustration students during class, as it helps them not only work quickly from life, but make changes and guesses when they’re drawing from their head.

That’s all for today!

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