If you have an idea that’s not quite right the answer is just to sketch. Sketching is simply a process of taking your ideas and putting it together into something visual. If you’re really into a job as an artist you might take a small picture of your sketches in a notebook and then sketch out some of the ideas later on. In this case though you’re not allowed to take any “stylized” pictures. We also do not allow the use of color in sketching at every level if possible. For more detailed information please watch this YouTube video.
Any special considerations for sketching?
We have two sketching labs here at The Sketching Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, and I have been lucky enough to work in both! (For more detailed information please watch this YouTube video) As far as the actual work goes I have found that my favorite part of my job is the interaction with clients.
What is the process like in a typical, real life working sketching session?
Well, sometimes I am the one drawing (and sometimes it is your favorite sketch artist). I’ve always had these little sessions with clients where I just do my best to try and capture as much of the sketch as possible. This is where your imagination runs wild. We try to keep things as creative as possible, but do not let it become too restrictive and limiting, we always take creative liberties.
What is the minimum number of hours you ask for?
We have a number of different sketching levels on our website. If you are sketching a specific scene this might be 3 hours. For an interactive piece with a very long time frame, we would need at least 8 hours. Our hourly rate varies based on the scope of what we are sketching, but is usually about $75-$100 for an active artist with a strong desire for our sketches to be seen by the world.
I’ve seen some sketching for the cost of a ticket to a movie; what is the difference between those costs?
A good sketch should be more than the average cost to catch a movie. One sketch for $5 or $10 to draw a few people in the background might actually save you thousands of dollars on a full day of work.
Please have you ever written a book at all?
I am not really that big into writing but my co-founder Dave, our illustrator and a great friend, has penned several books for us. He loves to do
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