Sketchbook Work

Ros Studio

My sketchbook is one of the most important tools of my trade, it is my ‘aide memoire’, a record of my working drawings and trial colours. This is my way of experimenting with line and colour, techniques of form and understanding  perspective, shape and movement of living things from the inside out.

An easy explanation of the process is that the inside of a vessel is as important as the outside, you cannot have one without the other......... and so it is with a working drawing and the finished painting.

Click on the final artwork below to view a larger image

The Reward Sketch The Reward Sketch for Shearing at North MarolaSketch for Shearing at North Marola Shearing at North Marola

Sketch for ‘The Reward’

The Reward

Sketches for ‘Shearing’

Shearing at North Marola

Sketch for Boys in BlueSketch for Boys in BlueSketch for Boys in Blue The Boys in Blue

Progressive sketches and colour tests for ‘The Boys in Blue’

The Boys in Blue

Mustering The Strays SketchMustering The Strays SketchSnowgums Sketch Mustering the Strays

Progressive sketches and colour tests for ‘Mustering the Strays’

Mustering the Strays

Surveyed the Scene SketchSurveyed the Scene SketchSurveyed the Scene Sketch Surveyed the Scene

Progressive sketches for ‘Surveyed the Scene’

Surveyed the Scene