A Few More Very Early Sketches

More from my attic discovery…these remind me that when I was first learning to draw, I hadn’t yet begun to understand the idea of telling a better story, visually, by leaving out unneeded detail. That stone house – oy! Not great, a suggestion of stonework strongly drawn in places would have been so much better.

Of course, this was during my first drawing class, in the hot Austin summer, so perhaps I can be forgiven for being a bit heat-addled.

Beach-House,-Padre-Island---Pencil-sketch---9x12-inches---copyright-1988-Marilyn-FennBeach House, Padre Island
Pencil sketch
9″ x 12″
© 1988 Marilyn Fenn

Laguna-Gloria-Museum---Pencil-sketch---8x10-inches---copyright-1985-Marilyn-FennLaguna Gloria Museum
Pencil sketch
8″ x 10″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

Stone-House,-Austin---Pencil-sketch---8x10-inches---copyright-1985-Marilyn-FennStone House, Austin
Pencil sketch
8″ x 10″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

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