Quick Hand Sketches








These practice exercises help induce quick sketches based on simple shapes. Initially, I had only 30 seconds which increased to a minutes, and finally 3 minutes. In the first sketch, one can see distinct use of circles, ovals, and lines to create a basic outline. In the second sketch, I lost sight of the accurate angles of my hand; therefore,  when looking at the third and longest practice sketch, it is evident that I marked the finger angles and locations in.

Practice Still Lives

This was my first attempt at the still life practices. I chose my water bottle and toothpaste. I made way to sketchy of lines in this still life, and the top of the bottle’s angle is off.


A few quick sketches of what my final still life will be.
These are my other two practice still life. I applied the ideas from simple shapes exercise when making the pump of the hand sanitizer as I used circles to get an accurate curve.  

This is a more detail practice still life based on my. smaller sketches. I used triangulation to achieve accurate positioning and sizing. If I were to improve upon this exercise later on, I would add more details and more contrast with smoother shading.

For this still life drawing I flipped each item upside down in my head. This forced my brain to focus only on the shapes I could see, without the interference of my past ideas about a light bulb’s appearance.

Journey to Treasure: My Journey









These items represent my journey to treasure. The green tree piece is from my crossing of the oval. I acquired the yellow caution tape when I went by the orange cones. As I noticed a Carmen Ohio plaque, I also found moss encasing it in a poetic way. It was like the moss showed the history behind the song as it relates to Ohio State University. Next, I found a small piece of black asphalt, showing the difference between the concrete my path soon changed to. Lastly, the acorn represents the final location of my “treasure”. These are the tokens of my journey.