It’s great to get into my Hot Shots again!!!  If this is your first time here, this is where I share my tips on sketching! I call the tips-Hot Shots! This Hot Shot has a very long title-and that’s the only way I could put it!

I say this to art students and sometimes I get that ‘look-back’. They look back and say, “but I know that!” But it’s one thing to know it and it’s another thing, to make sure one practices what one knows!

So lets get into it but if you missed HOT SHOT 10 which focused on the structure of whatever you plan to sketch, click HERE

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I am happy to get back to this again after a good long think on how I was going to share this HOT SHOT. I am really excited about this tip and I hope you are able to really grasp the full gist of what I am trying to communicate. This hot shot is all about practicing sketching with an understanding of the structure, planes or with the mind of “The Three-Dimensional” in anything you are sketching.  If you missed my last HOT SHOT, HOTSHOT 9 which had to do with angles and tilts, please click HERE.

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HOT SHOT 9-PRACTICE SKETCHING THE OUTLINES WITH ANGLES

Now! I am ready to go with HOT SHOT Number 9! I hope you’ve been putting the blind contour into practice? Just keep it going and flowing. Use up loads of sheets. Remember it’s the mileage covered in your sketch journey that matters. You really want to just keep it going, if you stop, just forgive yourself and start again!

There’s no better way to get better at anything than to just DO IT! Doing it correctly is what this blog is about, so be ready to give everything you pick up a go! Don’t seek for immediate results, just keep it going, nothing worthwhile ever came overnight!

If you missed HOT SHOT 7 & 8 just click HERE to see what the Blind contour was all about and keep it going. In this HOT SHOT we are going to be looking at practicing sketching of the outline with angles. When I say angles I mean the change in direction of the outline in terms of tilts and angles.

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We are now into the demos! This is where I’ll be showing and explaining in depth a few of the things that have made my sketching life much easier. In this particular post, I’ll be dealing with the OUTLINE and something I discovered from a 1985 American Artist Magazine, called-“The Blind Contour”. The Blind Contour actually improved my eye-hand co-ordination more than any other technique!

But before we get going on HOT SHOT 7 & 8, please click HERE if you missed HOT SHOT 6.

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HOT SHOT 6- MAKE SKETCHING A DAILY HABIT

We are getting closer to the demos now and I have almost exhausted the preliminary intros, but just before we get into the  demos and other great things ahead, I would like to share with you, my HOT SHOT number 6-Which is MAKE IT A DAILY HABIT!!!

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HOT SHOT 4, 5 – WHAT TO SKETCH?

This time around we are going be talking about HOT SHOT 4 and 5, and it is based on   “What to Sketch”.

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HOT SHOT 3 – WHAT YOU SKETCH WITH…

Today we we are going to talk about HOT SHOT 3, if you missed HOT SHOT 1, 2 click here to read it.

 

HOT SHOT 3

What you sketch with, is very important- in fact, this would be one of the main things that will determine whether you’ll keep sketching or not through the years, because what you use to sketch becomes an extension of your sketching hand.

 

You need to practice with every kind of material you can lay your hands on. Pencil, charcoal, charcoal pencil, ball point pens, felt tips, micro nib pens. Coloured pencils, brush pens etc. Read the rest of this entry

WELCOME TO MY SKETCH INSPIRATION BLOG

SKETCH-INSPIRATION – INTRODUCTION (HOT SHOT 1, 2)

Sketch inspiration is a revolution!

This revolution is my personal package-that has changed the way I see. It has changed the way I approach my art. Everything I see and everything I do – is broken down and simplified into the Sketch! That’s why I call it -The sketch inspiration!

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog!

You’ve probably come here from one of my other websites!

I am excited about this blog because I will be sharing my best tips on sketching here and this blog will be going live on Saturday , 12th January 2013!

If you want to keep up to date with all my latest sketching tips and tricks, leave your email in the box below so that you can be notified of all my new sketching blog posts.

You can also click here to know more about me and what I do.

 

 
 

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