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30 Dogs 30 Days - Quick Sketch

Back at the beginning of the 30Dogs30Days challenge, I shared a video short of myself doing a quick sketch. I wasn't terribly pleased with the quality of the footage, and made a note to do something a bit more thorough that didn't involve so much of my arms blocking the canvas. LOL. So here you go!

I prefer the spontaneity that happens when i work directly with my brushes. Usually, a carefully drawn layout holds me back, as I focus more on keeping those edges in place and less on building dynamic marks. I have developed this process of working directly, from general to specific, with periods of re-drawing/establishing the edges, to best honor my own desire for expressive marks inside the boundaries of establishing a likeness.

Enjoy the video - and feel free to jump in and share a direct sketch of your own! Drawing in paint is far easier than a pencil - the brushes are bigger, and you can work so much faster!

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork and journey.
Warmly, Kim

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