This is a page from my sketchbook. The drawings are examples of thumbnails (4cm x 6cm) that I produced for my class today. I try to encourage (bang on a bit if I'm honest!) the use of thumbnails as a means of preparation for a painting. So today for practise and using viewfinders (another useful tool), we dedicated much of the morning looking around trying to find interesting and unexpected compositions and I must say everyone managed to produce some great little thumbnail drawings...some even found the exercise therapeutic!