I tend to be a binge-sketcher. I’ll go for a week or two with barely a page in my sketchbook and then binge-sketch over a weekend or when I travel. I’m trying to change that and sketch more of the everyday stuff around me. Which means lots of sketches of the kids, school events, and little corners of my neighborhood that I don’t usually pay attention to.
If you sketch, and sketch regularly, I’d love tips on how you do it: Do you set aside time for a sketch everyday? Or do you mostly sketch on the weekend? Throw in time for a longer piece if you find you’re not doing enough quick little sketches everyday?
Here’s sketches from this week.
The old fashioned water tower in the city of Campbell. Such a rare sight in Northern California. I love the heavy-bellied, slightly ungainly look of this one. For company while I sketched I had a little 4 year old ( that’s her dad at the table in the foreground). She told me she’d been to New Zealand, but I shouldn’t visit, because the plane ride is very long, and they won’t give me a coloring books and crayons, like they gave her, ’cause I’m a grown up.
Cub Scout meeting with my son’s troop. That boy-scout-khaki is fun to paint. Sort of greenish.Or is it yellow? Maybe a hint of blue? A little scout came up to me and asked why I draw “like THAT”…. he didn’t explain what “like that” meant, though.
That’s it for now. Those ‘how to sketch more often’ tips? I’m waiting for them.