Working Drawings

I am working on a wonderful project that is walking me step by step through the process of illustrating a children’s book.

One of the steps is “Working Drawings”. I realize the working drawings I do for myself and what needs to be done for another set of eyes are two radically different things.

Here is what I do for myself…

Life Carried Her Away copyright ECR 2014
Life Just Carried Her Away
copyright ECR 2014
Life Just Carried Her Away Complete
Life Just Carried Her Away
Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Angel Sketch
Large Angel Sketch
Large Angel
Large Angel Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protector of Sailors
Protector of Sailors
Not Sure What was Happening in my Head
Not Sure What was Happening in my Head
Mother and Children
Mother and Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes the sketches are just sketches and nothing transpires, hence the reason for sketches.

Mother and Child Sketch
Mother and Child Sketch
Mother and Child Complete
Mother and Child Complete

I have a stack of these sketches. Most of them are on the paper that was used to pack our belongings when we moved to Atlanta. Yes, almost three years ago and I still have a box of paper neatly rolled up in my studio closet. It is very close to being newsprint which is what artists often start drawing on when they take life drawing in college. Large 24″ x 36″ sheets that allow one to really stretch, in more ways than one.

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2 thoughts on “Working Drawings

  1. Beth, I sure enjoyed seeing this progression of drawings–especially considering the paper. Love the use of packing paper as the ground for exploring ideas.

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