Sunday, September 26, 2010
Sketchbook Project First Page
When I lived in Japan, in the summers we would go to the festival/carnival at Hiratsuka, a coastal town about 35 miles west of Tokyo. My mother would dress my sister and I in yukatas (lightweight cotton summer kimonos) and we would play games, eat cotton candy and watch fireworks.
The above sketch was done pretty quickly in acrylic gouache and colored pencil on thin watercolor paper, then pasted onto some decorative paper, then pasted onto the sketchbook itself. I don't want to think too hard about the sketches or spend too much time on them, or I'll never finish. So some of the sketches may not be of the highest quality, but it's an experiment and learning process. Will be posting more soon.