Minnesota State Fair Round Up

August 2, 2010

A compendium of articles on the Minnesota State Fair.

Above: a sketch from my 2004 Minnesota State Fair Journal: two cows sketched with a black Pentel Color Brush (the ink of which is watersoluble and so blends with the paint) and gouache, on Fabriano Artistico cold press 140 lb watercolor paper. Follow the link to see other sketches from this journal on my website.

Today's post is actually a new page—"Minnesota State Fair Round Up" can be found in the PAGES list in the left-hand column of this blog. Click on the title and a page will appear that gives you links to all the posts I wrote for the 2009 Minnesota State Fair.

There are articles on dressing for the Fair, eating at the Fair, sketching at the Fair. So many tips and suggestions you can't read them all in one day! But if you are getting ready to sketch out in public, either people or animals you'll find lots of helpful information in this compendium. (Posts also include additional Fair sketches from me and friends.)

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    You just made me go on a salt water taffy jaunt.
    My first attempt at drawing animals from life went well, if a bit tentative. I did well with the Koi, I tried really hard with a few birds and did a decent sketch of an ostrich. Now to do it a bit more often, to really get the muscles and eyes working. It was fun.

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    Melly, congratulations on your sketching trip to the zoo. It will get easier and easier!

    Koi are very difficult to draw I find their constant movement dizzying, so you’re on your way!


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