Day 13 of notans

Notan sketches of a local nature preserve

Today I did my notan sketches a bit differently than before by putting the reference photo under my drawing areas. This made the drawing part go more quickly and gave me more time to consider the dark/light balance. Working directly over the image like this isn’t my ultimate goal, but as a tool for this exercise it sure made these notans a lot more fun to make! It freed up a little bit of my brain to focus on how shapes relate to one another instead of also stretching my drawing skills. And given the short time limit on these, that was very helpful.

Focused practice project parameters: complete 100 landscape notans. 3 minutes per notan, 5 notans per session, 20 sessions to reach 100.