Time lapse Video of Loose Style Sketch of Tudor Manor House
What is loose style sketching?
At first glance, loose style sketching may look like a jumbled mess of lines. Jiggedy-jaggedy lines that look as though they were drawn after being overly caffeinated from downing one to much of a cuppa. Speaking of which, I could use a refill. How does hazelnut coffee sound?
And, you know, these wonky lines are simply brilliant! They can tell endless stories in endless ways. For me loose style sketching is a way of quickly capturing the space, time, and feeling of a location or building.
Unlike a set of architectural construction drawings, this drawing technique is NOT about precision - crisply drawn well-defining lines. It is NOT about creating a precise and realistic drawing of a portrait or landscape scene. Loose style sketching is EXPRESSIVE !
This style is about being loose, flexible, imperfect lines on a piece of paper. And yes, it is a style! It is a creative style that lets YOU express who YOU are & your inner self. A style that you, and only you can truly own. Make it yours!!!
Loose style sketching is about letting your soul drip out through the ink in your pen and ingraining a special moment in the sketchbook of your mind.
Yes, it can also be a wonderful physical sketchbook that you can put on your shelf to cherish later. But it can also be a sketchbook of memories inside your mind that you can tap into upon demand to re-imagine, re-experience, and re-invigorate.
Why am I so enthusiastic and loose style sketching?
Growing up, I found it hard to express my feelings to friends and family. I was quiet, shy, totally introverted. I had an accident that left me alone at playtime in elementary school. While my friends were outside playing, I was hanging out in the nurse's office - bored - until I started drawing. I would show my friends what I was doing while they were playing kickball. I connected to them by sharing drawings (mostly of imaginary cars). It was.........just.....so......... cool!
And, those, my friends are just some of the reasons that I am drawn to loose style sketching. Yes. Pun...absolutely intended! :)
Peace & Live a Creative & Inkspired Life! -Jason
Do you want to learn how to create loose style sketches?
Join me for my next round of Loose Style Sketching Sessions. The sessions will be held in a private Facebook Group. 🡻 🡻