Sketching & Visible Thinking
When you approach a new project, do you sketch it out first, or just go for it? What about if your medium is in the 3D arts? How do you sketch something that will eventually be 3D?
Famous authors speak candidly about the need to draft and change their work as it progresses, and how it may not ever feel “finished.” Sometimes there is a misconception that artists draw or sculpt something perfect on the first attempt. The goal of this lesson is to realize and observe that visual artists, too, think through a process and change their work.
We are lucky to have several artists sketches, along with their final work. What do you notice about how these artists approach their early drafts?