This week I did this simple 6 minute sketch from my balcony as part of Foundations Lesson 2: Feeling Edges. For those of you doing the Foundations Group Run-through… a video version has just been posted into the classroom.
I absolutely love doing this type of sketch – they are quick to do, they get your visual brain working and they always look cool! If you intentionally jump between objects you create lots of open-ended shapes and this is great training for working with lost and found edges.
In this sketch I started with the palm tree (which I sketched a week or so ago – see below) and worked my way out from it to the left and then to the right. I broke my line a few times but wherever possible made it continuous.
In the last week or so I’m trying to make a more conscious effort to have a proper coffee session at the start of my day. I’m trying to stick to 30-45 minutes at my work desk drinking and sketching my coffee, doing some planning and spending a little time in my sketchbook. Just as I do during my normal morning cafe visits.
As I don’t have cafe interiors to sketch I’ve started doing simple sketches of objects on my desk and some of these have been simple open-ended continuous line sketches.
And oh! I have a new blue coffee cup!
Do you ever do continuous line sketches? Are yours open-ended like these?
This article is part of a series going through the lessons in my online course SketchingNow Foundations.
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