I took a fantastic workshop today about writing and illustrating micro fiction and I got a lot of things out of it (more on that in a future post.)
One of the key things I learned was that I was conflating the idea of sketches and thumbnails.
Thumbnail drawings are a series of tiny drawings that have little to no detail, just an idea of objects and composition.
Sketches are a draft version of your final drawing that expand on one of your thumbnails.
This may be old news to everyone else but, all along, I was thinking of a sketch as the brainstorming stage, as the earliest visual.
The fact that there is a even more preliminary stage of drawing is marvellously helpful to me.
Here are a few of my thumbnail drawings from today: