Tuesday, June 26, 2007

More Sketches From The Park

I am finding that sketching people in everyday poses very helpful as I begin a series of 60 illustrations for 5 scholastic books I am illustrating. Most (if not all) scenes will contain people engaging in everyday situations and of various ethnicities, and all illustrations will be done in graphite on board. I am also trying to sharpen my basic drawing skills as I prepare for my first teaching job this autumn.© Kathleen Rietz

18 comments:

  1. I have always admired the art of sketching!
    I love the color of this piece!
    Thank yuo indeed for your kind comment in my blog!
    Arrivederci,
    Cata.

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  2. Great sketches! I wish you lots of luck on your first teaching job.

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  3. Lovely drawing!! Wonderful IF illo below too!

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  4. Hey, I think one of those sketches is of me. Are you excited about teaching?? You should post about it.

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  5. Thanks Ian. I do not begin teaching until September, when the 08' school year begins. Yes, I am excited. And nervous. The lessons plans are pretty much up to me, since this school has expanded its art department. The school is known for its music education, but the visual arts program was very small and has now been expanded....that is where I come in....and why I am nervous. It is a pretty big responsibility! But I love a good mystery...so we'll see how this all turns out! : ) I will be emphasizing the fundamentals of art to a bunch of young budding artists (as well as an open studio for adults in the evening), so who wouldn't be excited about doing that?! I plan to start a blog for them where I will feature their art and blog about my teaching experiences. I am so excited! Thanks for asking!

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  6. Great sketches. I remember my college drawing teacher told me to do a drawing every day of my life. I wish I'd listened to that advice. :-)

    Keep up the great work!

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  7. Thanks for showing us more sketches Kathleen! I think I enjoy artist's sketches more than their finished work most of the time. I plan to go to a rock concert in our nearby park tonight searching for images to collect- I hope I return with some fun stuff.

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  8. Thanks Random York...I agree. Regradless of what an artist's finished art looks like, I love a peek at their sketches! I will look for yours....please post them!

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  9. super sketches!! thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  10. Congratulations to your first teaching job. All the best!

    I like your sketches-there's fullness in the linestrokes.

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  11. They are so beautiful Kathleen and I love the lady in the dress!

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  12. Wow, these are so peaceful and romantic - really well done.

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  13. I LOVE your sketches. Such elegant work! Your camouflage piece is absolutely amazing as well.

    Glad to hear you feeling better. Can't wait to see ya!

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  14. beautiful sketches, i have a drawing in the works inspired by people watching. hope yr feeling better? your spider photo/ explanation was funny

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  15. Hi Kate, how are you? its been ages...I love these sketches, full of life and rhythm.. so natural looking. Thats brilliant about the teaching job too, I'm sure you will find it very rewarding.
    Take care,
    Lisa xx

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  16. These sketches are superb. A step beyond the original gestural sketch I'm guessing? They seem much more finished...anyway, capturing people on the move is so difficult. I think your teaching is going to work out just fine. I can hardly wait to see that blog and some the student work.

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