.Video 1: Setting Intention and Sketching 0:00 I am using 12x16-Canson Water Colour paper; 140 lbs (the heavier the weight of the paper the thicker it is-which is nice for working on in wet media and lots of layers). The paper was a larger size but I ripped it down to 12x16. Reference photos were found on Unsplash.com a site with free stock photos. 4: 40 I start by writing a letter from the perspective of the fox to me. I choose to use pencil crayon but you can use whatever you like. Let’s find out messages your fox has for you. Baron, my cat also makes his entrance here 😊 8:00 Using charcoal-so you can’t erase-and using a reference photo and your non-dominant hand (for me my left) hand to loosen up and let go of perfection-sketch out your fox. You don’t have to use your non-dominant hand or a reference. Do what feels right for you! But do try to let go of perfection and let your fox be who it is. We are not necessarily going for beautiful. When sketching look for basic shapes and shadows and lights. We will be working through lots of layers so try not to judge your work-this is just the beginning 13:30 using a pencil and your dominant hand (my right) you can define some of your lines a little more, working with what your left hand did.
Video 1 Sped up
Here are some reference photos that are mentioned in the materials as well as the one I used in the videos