Monday, January 3, 2011

Jamie Fingal's Interpretation of Highly Prized

My typical brainstorming process that I do in my sketchbook when I am contemplating a new project, which is rarely seen by anyone else by me   I have worked this way for years. A wonderful compilation of ideas, and in this case, things in my life that I highly prize.
And usually I would find one idea and run with it, but in this case I could not decide, so I am sharing a variety of the Highly Prized parts of my life.  Pencil drawings, painted with watercolors and outlined with a Flair black pen on 67 pound Vellum Bristol paper and a really good eraser.

14 comments:

  1. Jamie, thanks for this post. After seeing the highly detailed and wonderful drawings previously posted I was feeling intimidated and thought I'd perhaps entered the wrong (for me) challenge. (Hard to keep up with that!) Your post, however, shows me that simpler is also fine. Yours are also wonderful, but break it down into simpler pieces. I may be able to 'hang' after all. I'll try anyway! I also enjoyed seeing your thought process.

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  2. We take the same approach Jamie - anytime I start thinking about a new project the first thing I do is start with a list and that's exactly how I started brainstorming about Highly Prized

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  3. I love your little drawings, Jamie! They are so cute all grouped together like that.

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  4. I was feeling the same way as letterlady! The first sketch we were shown was beautiful & very detailed, but very daunting. I haven't even started a sketch yet because I was so intimidated. I did start a list of "highly prized" parts of my life, however. Now that I've seen your charming sketch I feel like I may be able to forge ahead with this. Thank you so much.

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  5. I've wandered over here from Quilthexle's World. Is it too late to join the challenge? I used to sketch years ago but life got in the way.

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  6. Hi Robyn, it's an open challenge so you can jump in and join anytime you like!

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  7. Love this! I ended up with a similar sketch yesterday... I couldn't decide on ONE highly prized thing in my life so I made a grid and began just filling it in as things came to mind. I love the colors you used!

    http://upsidedownbee.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-is-what-im-doing.html

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  9. I have brainstormed this as well...and will probably do many different sketches for this one topic.
    love it

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  10. Thank you everyone for your kind comments about my work. You all made my day!

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  11. I like how you took it one step further!
    actually two because there is color and sketch-
    thanks!

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  12. Jamie, it seems your sketch gave many of us freedom and permission to begin where we are. Thank you. I so admire the talents of all that have posted. I'm allowing myself to be okay with being at a different place than others when it comes putting ideas on paper and then sharing them. I look forward to growing and learning through this challenge.

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