Seems I've been out sketching a LOT!! It was three times this week because I built in time to sketch as I went about some other activities. Now I must clarify one caveat I allow in my 30-day challenge, which is that I can skip my daily sketch if I happen to be out sketching somewhere else. Thus, I have 16 sketches so far, of which I will share a few in here. Someone asked me if I thought it helped to do this challenge, and I said yes, because 1) I sketch every day, and 2) I can try out different techniques, and styles, as well as mediums, and 3) it pushes me to be more creative, as I look at the same scene each day and contemplate different ways I can sketch it, or different parts to emphasize.
This next sketch is an example of where I was a bit "bored" with the scene, so I "played" and ended up with something that strangely seems to "work!"
I want to show you one more from the series because it's quite different. You see, I have always LOVED sketching! I love even the feel of a pencil on good sketch paper. And since I've started using both a Noodler's and a Lamy fountain pen, I want to sketch and sketch - anything, just to sketch! Again, it's the joy in drawing, as well as how it feels to hold the pen and "make marks!" So one day I set out to do some pen and ink before the usual addition of watercolor, however I just kept drawing and drawing, and soon I had a completed drawing. I decided not to add color, except for those red berries on the holly tree! But I'm still trying to decide whether to add some green leaves to that holly tree. What do you think? The jury is still out - stay tuned!