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Student Question: Sketching Small

February 1, 2015

Followup to a students’s comment/question about how to sketch very small.

The trick is simplification. Here’s some big heads in a small book, versus a really tiny portrait. It means leaving out all the non-essentials.

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Recently, (prepping for People in Motion) I’ve started sketching in some very tiny books (on the subway, or whenever I’m waiting around somewhere). For very fine work like this I’m using a Platinum Carbon Fountain Pen, Super Fine. (Plus these water PROOF refills: Platinum Carbon Ink Cartridge – Black). and Moleskine Cahier Journals (3 x 5″).

3 Comments leave one →
  1. anne permalink
    February 1, 2015 3:51 PM

    Exactly what I needed! Thanks again. My small books and tiny people could be ants for all the viewer could think.

  2. February 2, 2015 5:33 PM

    Reblogged this on Una arquitecta en el Caribe and commented:
    Aquí unos pequeños consejos a la hora de realizar sketches en pequeños formatos.

  3. February 3, 2015 11:56 AM

    Reblogged this on Little Deduction.

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