Week 8 Art Experience – Sketching in the Japanese Garden

Hi guys!

So this week’s class meeting was a little different. Our class got to meet in the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on campus. I hadn’t been down there since last year for one of my classes, so it was definitely nice to go back. I think it’s pretty cool that we are able to escape from all the craziness that is college and head down to the Japanese Gardens. It’s hard to believe that you’re on a college campus because it honestly feels like its own little world down there.

Here are a few of the pictures I took between sketches…

Sketching in the garden was honestly such a relaxing experience, not even exaggerating. I had an 8:00 am class in the morning and then work from 10:00-1:00 pm, so I headed over to the garden right after that to get a head start on my sketches. I was really stressed out in the morning because I had a lot going on, so I was definitely looking forward to getting away from the insanity and going to the tranquil garden. From the giant trees to the cute, little ducks, the orange koi fish to the detailed structures, there was a lot to get inspired by.

Below are some sketches that I thought came out pretty decent (LOL)…

This page had my ten 30-second sketches, which are numbered, and also my 5-minute sketch, which was supposed to be a willow tree.
My sketch of the garden.
My 5-minute sketch of my hand, not to be confused with a weird alien hand.
My sketch of one of the Japanese stone sculptures.
My sketch of a koi fish.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Glenn Zucman says:

    Beautiful work Emily! 😀


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