Mark Matson

Historical Artist / Illustrator

Sketch Book

Sketch of Domestic Animal
Domestic Animal
Pen/ink

Mark Matson's final paintings always begin conceptually in his sketch book where he explores graphical ideas using thumbnails - a small, rapidly executed sketch that avoids fine detail. The final composition is usually selected from one of dozens of thumbnails. Other uses for his sketch book include field studies, warm-up exercises, and color studies.

Many people enjoy browsing through the artist's sketch books. The sketch book images on the left, shown in random order, provide you with an opportunity to browse his sketch books. Hit your refresh button on your browser to see another random sketch. Enjoy!

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