First stroke of brush to paper

Bear and duck

copyright Sherry Meidell

Sometimes we get stuck in a certain way of doing things. I attended the conference Writers for Young Readers in Salt Lake City, Utah this year. I attended the Kevin Hawkes Workshop. It was a great experience. He said you should try an ink line with a brush. There is a certain freshness that comes from the first sketch of brush to paper. The viewer can see the freshness leap off the page. It is like looking at the test sheet of watercolor paper where you sample the colors. It is fun to see the  first stroke of uninhibited paint to paper. The drawing above is of Bubba and Quack.


About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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