Mike Sheehan - Sketches on Toned Gray

files/content/blog/2013 Blog/Mike Sheehan - beppi.jpg Artist Mike Sheehan recently created live sketches of jazz musicians using Strathmore's 400 Series Toned Gray paper with pens for a new series of paintings.

Mike is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. His range of experience includes working for Walt Disney Imagineering, the Animation Attaction for California Adventure, and a variety of design fields inlcuding toys and fashion accessories.

Throughout his career, Mike has been a studio and plein air oil painter, but has always kept sketchbooks to maintain his skills, refine ideas for projects and paintings, and generate new ideas. From Mike’s perspective, “I love the interpretive aspect of sketching. You have to make decisions as to composition, what to leave in or to edit out. It’s a direct impression of the experience/place. I always say it’s like data entry for my brain. I remember everything about the experience when I sketch it. I don’t get the same feeling from a camera…”

See more of Mike’s work and sketches he’s done on Strathmore’s Toned Gray and Toned Tan Sketch on his website: http://mikesheehanstudio.com/dataviewer.asp?keyvalue=33270&page=ViewCollection&subkeyvalue=53829&startrec=1

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