It’s been a rare not a single sketch this week kinda week. So here’s some catchup posting of stuff from last week.
This house on Reed and 7th street, in downtown San Jose: I’ve been wanting to draw it for a while.
A looser, more free second piece. That’s usually how it goes for me: #1 is my warmup sketch, #2 is when I’m ready.
And when the week started getting pretty busy, I resorted to quick cafe sketching. Here in water soluble graphite and pen and ink. At Boulevard Coffee in San Jose.
The crazier the day, the smaller the sketch, this one is tiny. (blown up here because I kinda enjoy looking at all the blooms)
One last set of sketches from my daughter’s middle school orchestra concert. It’s always amazing to see all these kids perform. Some of them had never played an instrument before they got to middle school. Here’s a piece they played that I really liked called Queen Bee by Sammy Nestico. I think the sketches look better if you play the music in the background while you scroll down…
Acrylic Marker, brushpen with grey ink and my trusty Sailor Pen on Stillman & Birn’s beige Nova paper.
Happy Friday! Like I said it’s been a week sans sketching. But I’m determined to get out and sketch, if only for a few minutes, today. I find that taking a long break from putting pen to paper not only makes me rusty, it also makes me more reluctant to get back to sketching, and that’s not a good cycle to get into.
Do you have long periods where you don’t draw? How do you get back to drawing and sticking with it? And what do you do to stay at it through really busy times?