I have known a sketcher pelted for putting in a passing figure.
Only I must wish the sketcher better luck—or a better temper—than my own.
Having learned by several repetitions the above steps, the sketcher will then combine contouring with his horizontal locations.
Its smooth and shapely bole does not tempt the sketcher's eye alone.
The result was an editorial summons to the sketcher, and an engagement which has lasted to the present day.
When the sketcher came in to tea he felt there was something wrong.
The sketcher must clear the sketch of all unnecessary lines and notes and make his lettering clear on the map.
But I do think of Royce now in a more or less settled way as primarily a sketcher in philosophy.
A sketcher and popularizer, not a pile-driver, foundation-layer, or wall-builder.
St. James's Park is a series of pictures; the sketcher, too, will find many convenient seats, as well as charming views.
"rough drawing intended to serve as the basis for a finished picture," 1660s, from Dutch schets or Low German skizze, both apparently 17c. artists' borrowings from Italian schizzo "sketch, drawing," which is commonly said to be from Latin *schedius (OED compares schedia "raft," schedium "an extemporaneous poem"), from or related to Greek skhedios "temporary, extemporaneous, done or made off-hand," related to skhema "form, shape, appearance" (see scheme (n.)). But according to Barnhart Italian schizzo is a special use of schizzo "a splash, squirt," from schizzare "to splash or squirt," of uncertain origin.
Extended sense of "brief account" is from 1660s; meaning "short play or performance, usually comic" is from 1789. Sketch-book recorded from 1820. German Skizze, French esquisse, Spanish esquicio are likewise from Italian schizzo.