SketchLook! February 2016


SketchLook is an ongoing feature of the SCBWI Blog. It is a glimpse into the working process of artists, how we experiment, think through our ideas, stretch our imagination and observe the world. This is a glimpse at current work in progress, free doodles, rough drawings, and sketches from life. CLICK HERE to participate in SketchLook.

Take a peek at the working drawings and sketchbooks of some of our members:

Sue RawlinsonThese are preliminary drawings either for portraits or a story I wrote.

Tania McCartney—Because my work is a blending of hand-rendered sketches (finished in watercolour, gouache and ink) as well as mono-printing, textures, photographs, patterning, filters and digital art, my sketchbook is quite non-traditional.

I rarely do preliminary sketches, and instead perfect one single pencil sketch on watercolour paper, then outline it in ink. From there, I paint it then scan the images and adjust them in Photoshop before assembling them in Adobe Illustrator (using scanned mono-printed backgrounds, filters and digital art).

Here is a work-in-progress, beginning with a traditional sketch, through digital manipulation and page construction.

Belinda Morris—Sketches in ink and pencil.

Isabella Andronos—Tonal studies, colour studies, sketches of landscapes.

A call-out for the next selection will be sent out in good time but members of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand are invited to submit images at any time. Work should be scans or snapshots of sketchbook pages featuring sketches, drawings from life or working drawings. Up to five images, Jpeg format, 72 dpi, 750px width maximum. Kindly avoid overlaying text on images and other digital manipulation. CLICK HERE to submit images for SketchLook.