Thumbnail Sketches by Sophia Buddenhagen Art

Updated: Oct 16


What are Thumbnail sketches?

Thumbnails are basically shorthand for artists. Quick drawings made with no corrections or details.

They are used to visualize the look of a work of art as well as create an interesting composition. These are usually done quickly no bigger than a couple inches in any direction. It helps gather thoughts and ideas.



What they are not.


A thumbnail sketch is not a detailed drawing, nor is it the same size as the final work of art.



Keep these things in mind when getting started on thumbnail sketching.


  1. Use thumbnail sketches to explore ideas

  2. Think about proportion and composition

  3. Make sure you work fast and don't invest too much time in each one

  4. Keep them simple, no details just shapes, values and forms

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ARTIST STATEMENT

My journey as an artist began at a young age growing up in a Greek-American family and living off the coast of West Africa. My inspiration comes from my travels, nature, surf and local culture. Since I was constantly traveling as a child, I don’t really identify with one place or culture. I am on a constant journey and my art is a product of that journey. Some call my work Surf Art, Beach Art, Yoga Art and more. To me it's my art, my emotions and what I am going through at the time. My process starts with patterns, words, numbers, letters, and multiple layers of color washes and various mediums with an image evolving from the background. I love creating local beach imagery in Texas and imagery based on my travels and local surf culture. The best part of being an artist is seeing someone feel a connection with a piece knowing that it takes them somewhere or a moment in time that I captured of them. Seeing that excitement and smile on their face is the best feeling to me as an artist.

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