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[Drawing] In Miniature
July 21, 2009

Learning to draw has taken on a whole new dimension!

A while ago, I decided to draw a thumbnail sketch everyday. I do it just before I go to bed as this is my only quiet time. I spend the day looking forward to this little activity.

Do you get junk mail? I flip through all of it to look for subjects that I think I can draw, and I go for it. I can't wait to get up in the morning and look at the drawing I did the night before. That's the part that I love the best.

My thumbnails are 1.14 inches square, it seems to be a perfect size.

I even drew the bridge that was my topic in the last newsletter. It's amazing to see it in miniature.

The main thing I've discovered is that I have more confidence in drawing any topic.

My husband asked me to do a mural on our brick retaining wall. Initially, I was worrying what I could possibly paint on there. Now that I'm into the swing with these thumbnail sketches, ideas are flying through my head in all directions! Something has been released because I no longer have any doubts, just simple, beautiful exhilaration.

I decided to create a page about thumbnail drawings, since I had so much to tell you.

Once you visit it, you will see some of my thumbnail sketches, plus a link to view my thumbnail page. I can't wait to finish my first page of thumbnails. I don't worry about any type of order or if one drawing will look any good next to the other. I let my instinct decide what I'm going to draw next. I wonder which one will be your favorite?

I'd be extremely happy if you try this and you have the same revelations as me. Don't forget to write!

What's New at

Thumbnail Drawings
Visit this page for some inspiration and ideas. You will also find a link to print out a grid, whenever you are ready to give it a go.

You can find any drawing on my site by going to the website search bar.

The Drawings Blog is available too, it shows recent pages and drawings.

Your Feedback

Gosh, I am so fortunate, each month I get such wonderful emails. Please know that I love to hear from you and I really appreciate that you stay in touch. Thank you.

Tip of the Month

When you are learning to draw, it is better to do hundreds of little drawings than it is to do one or two large drawings.

The repetition and creation of each small drawing is an excellent way to develop and improve your skills.

, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this issue.

You are welcome to reply to this email if you have anything you'd like to share with me.

Until we chat again...

Have a creative day!


"Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad." - Robert Henri

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