For all her assurance in sketching out the foibles of the Junior League, Stockett is shakier when it comes to the maids.
The designer, who is often considered one of the last great couturiers, jokes that he could have kept on sketching forever.
However, on other issues, she still was sketching out her positions.
A TV pilot for HBO, and a book of stories that I'm just now sketching out.
There are now so many demands on a designer that have nothing to do with sketching and draping.
We were away on a sketching expedition when I made my discovery.
Some were reading, some sketching, and some at various kinds of needlework.
Often I've longed for a winter of sketching in such a wild and lonely spot.
"No," replied Flamby, stooping to pick up her sketching materials.
He had tried to drive away these gloomy thoughts by sketching out for himself a plan of action—but in vain.
"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.