Author Archives: suzanneyee
I’ve been reading a book titled The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly, in which she posits that preliterate cultures used landmarks as memory cues to encode survival knowledge. It’s changed my approach to location drawing, it’s changed which things I … Continue reading
Even when Shadow’s sleeping, he shifts and moves around. If he feels my eyes on him, he lifts his head to look at me. So I look at him over the edge of my table while he’s nestled in an … Continue reading
Looking uphill and noticing the bright scene on the other side of the fence.
Using figure shapes as boundaries for watercolor “accidents.”
Aquarelle pencils are great for sketching on site, but I tend to work too tightly with them. Trying to get more randomness into my work means resorting to softer paint with lots of water.
Another sketch without wearing my glasses, looking into the blur. The sun lights up the leaves of this tree. When I look at it with my glasses, the many leaves make so much detail I find it hard to paint. … Continue reading
A little sketch without wearing my glasses. All looks blurry, but what stands out for me is how dark the shadowed foreground is. There were also some dark branches hanging down from the sequoia.
Sketch for baby gargoyle.