Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tips on Sketching

Took me about 45 min to complete it.
Time included
Setting up
Quick sketches of 20 min each
Taking pictures
Sketching
Adding color



Friday, January 30, 2015

Tip 5 on sketching for beginners

1.       Decide if I want to add color and in which media, pastel, crayons, color pencils, watercolor

I added just a hint of color with oil pencils just to give the feeling of the place
I added just a hint of color, I actually like it better without color
but for the sake of the exercise what the heck!
By Cristiana of Cristi Fer Art Studio on sketching 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tips on Sketching outdoors TIP 3

1.       Sketch for up to 15 min. Start with the big shapes, fast and light lines, even when drawing with a sharpie
My dog watched for 5-6 sec.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tips on sketching from Cristi Fer Art Studio TIP 2

1.       Start with short sketches less than 1. Min

I do it just to warm up, and get familiar with the subject, or the feel of the area

15-20 sec. sketches. Get familiar with the subject 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Start where you are

One minute sketch  
It's easy and you'll need the minimal investment.
You can even start with what you have, a notebook and pencil.
This I find to be the easy way, just use what you have. If you've done some drawing or painting in the past, just dig out some materials, somthing to draw om and something to draw with.
Start where you are, yes, right there. Just look at your table. If you are like me, it's kind of messy. Lot's of staff. Let your eyes wander. Choose one or two objects and look, really LOOK at them. All man made object are one of this 3 shapes: round, square/ rectangular, or triangular.
Once you've determined the basic shape just draw it on your paper/ napkin/ newspaper.
make the shape the same proportion with the object then follow the outside shape of the object with your eyes and let your hand/pencil translate it on the paper. Keep your line light. You may draw without looking or just picking at the paper.
Here you have it your first sketch!


Tips on Sketching step by step TIP 1

Tip 1

Recommended by Cristi Fer Art Studio.
Sketching basic staff: Folding chair, sketchbook, big clips,
sharpie, oil pastels/pencils 

1.       My basic staff:
a.       folding chair,
b.      sketchbook,
c.       2 big clips (to hold my pages down and my sharpie while I move around and decide on a spot)

d.      Some oil pencils (or oil pastels)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Get organized ! Begin Sketching!

Few fast 1 min. sketches and watercolor
Until recently I have being sketching in a disorganized manner. Finally, after many years I have decided to keep a sketchbook and put it all together.
I lived in Romania, US and Mexico. And 10 different cities, all very exiting in their own ways.
Currently I leave in San Miguel de Allende, a charming Mexican town located in the heart of Mexico. It is something to sketch anywhere in the World,  but San Miguel it’s such an inspiration! I never get tired or admiring the old Colonial doors, the flower pots in the window, the vendors, musicians, tourists and locals, the list can go on and on.

In this blog I want to share the joy of sketching and post some of my latest. Share challenges and success, help you get inspired and encourage to start sketching yourself! 

Sketching a my book. 10 min sketch with fine point Sharpie 


The joy of sketching

5 min. sketch in Hidalgi St. in San Miguel de Allende
I have being drawing and sketched all my life. It was a way to stay occupied as a child, a way to entertain myself, express creativity and disconnect from daily life while paradoxically, immersing in the observation of it.

Until recently I have being sketching in a disorganized manner. Finally after many years I have decided to keep a sketchbook and put it all together. 

In this blog I want to share the joy of sketching and post some of my latest. Share challenges and success, help you get inspired and encourage to start sketching yourself!