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How to do huge sketches in the field (and not carry a lot of stuff)

April 26, 2012

I didn’t want to carry a lot of stuff last weekend. It was raining, and I knew we’d be moving around from place to place. Here’s a shot of how I do my large format sketches on letter sized paper.

Everything is getting scanned for the blog anyway, so I don’t mind having to patch it together in photoshop. Often I’ll draw people or cars on separate sheets and add them to a drawing. I collage the sheets together using the layer mode ‘darken’. Often I’ll put a curves or levels adjustment layer over the top to eliminate any shadows from paper edges.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2012 10:28 AM

    What a fantastic idea!! :)

  2. April 26, 2012 1:44 PM

    Thank you Marc ;-)

  3. July 25, 2012 12:32 PM

    Excelent idea.

  4. Glenda permalink
    November 1, 2013 5:57 AM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful tips

  5. Annie permalink
    December 4, 2013 9:47 PM

    Keep showing. It’s a real pleasure to open up your emails, love the info on doing big sketches, too. thanks.

  6. sjfeldman permalink
    April 18, 2015 12:41 AM

    Reblogged this on OC Sketcher and commented:
    Excellent Scketching Site

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