Yesterday I promised to post a page from one of my sketchbooks, so here you are. One of my watercolor heart milagros. I love milagros and I have sketchbooks filled with them. Especially heart milagros. I keep lots of dedicated sketchbooks, and I have a special sketchbook filled only with milagros del corazon.
I browse all sorts of places looking for special milagros. When I find one that speaks to me personally, I usually make a quick sketch with color notes then finish it in studio. Sometimes I snap a pic--if photographs are allowed. Especially if I'm in a hurry or if there are lots of them I like. Then I work from the pics when I'm with my materials.
I end up with pages and pages of resolved sketches of single items. Charms. Little miracles. A pleasant exercise without the bother of backgrounds or composition.