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The Sketchbook Challenge – July’s Theme

July 3, 2011
Fun Stuff over at the Sketchbook Challenge this month!
sketch by Lyric Kinard
It’s my turn to choose the theme and I think it’s a good one. Of course there haven’t been any bad ones.
You can read more about it here – but the short version is that I’m going to focus on the word
ELEMENT
So many possiblities.
Of course if you’ve read my book, or know me and my relentless soapbox (YOU can learn to be an artist!) you know one of the things I’ll be thinking about are the elements of art.
I thought I’d do something fun and post a sketch a day this month. I’m going to take five minutes each day and look at the world around me. Find interest, find beauty. Think about it and absorb it as my pencil follows the path of my eye. One little visual thought each day. 
You don’t have to find anything grand. A waste bin can have beautiful lines. 
LINE is one of the basic ELEMENTS of the visual language.
What is a line?
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Catherine Parkinson
    July 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Great idea Lyric. It has been hard to juct put a page up on the sketchbook challenge everyday never mind a blog too.

    I love the tree sketch. Great lines.

    http://catherineparkinson.blogspot.com

  • Reply
    Shelly
    July 4, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Thanks Lyric, I look forward to seeing your sketches. It might even inspire me to dust off my sketchbook too.

  • Reply
    lyric
    July 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    It's probably the only chance I have this year to do something like this. No coffee – lots of time at the pool (with wifi and a laptop) and I'm going to keep it very simple.

    Stick around and keep me going though. I feel like I'm terrible at the discipline of follow-through.

  • Reply
    Jill Berry
    July 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    For goodness sake Lyric, a blog every day? You ROCK!! I think you must drink a whole lot of coffee.
    The theme is great one and I love your drawings, so I will be hanging around as much as possible.

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