I define something I make as a sketch for one or more of the following reasons:
- It’s something that took less than 4ish hours.
- It’s not something I consider to be something I will execute in a finished state ever.
- It was done experimentally.
The majority of the work on my website takes at minimum, 20 hours, a few go below and a few go upwards of 70, so “sketch” is really just a relative term. Some people define 5 minute gestural line drawings as sketches while many oil painters consider anything (no matter how long it took) done in graphite or charcoal to be a “sketch”. Like most things in the art world, we make up our own bullshit definitions for everything, so don’t get hung up on the terminology!