Wrapping up day 5 early since I plan to be away for the day sketching spring flowers today.
Only a few more sketches added. When I sketch relatively leisurely, or sketch people that are more stationary, like these people at a cafe, or my kids at home, I often loosely in color and then add just a little bit of line to pull it together. That’s how I sketched today’s set.
Here is my tally at the end of day 5.
And here is a video of the accordion book I worked in. It’s not all filled up yet, so I might just keep going until I finish it.
So what did I learn this year?
• Most importantly, I got back into the groove of sketching people on location, catching them quickly, in action. That’s something I haven’t done enough of all year long! Besides the rustiness aspect of taking a long break, I had to get reacquainted with standing around in public withy my drawing supplies, being okay with posting lots of sketches that don’t work out or get abandoned halfway because my subject is gone.
• I learnt that there are a lot of people out and about, and you can sketch them from a safe distance. With warmer weather on the way, I plan to do more of it. In California, we’re good in general with keeping our masks on and staying 6 feet apart. People complying with those guidelines made me feel safe while I sketched.
• I was relieved to find I could still work quickly and didn’t have to set aside a lot of time everyday to work on this challenge. The sketching bit took about a half hour to 45 minutes a day and blogging took another 20 minutes. At about an hour a day, a challenge is doable for a week and doesn’t upset my regular schedule, it just moves things around a bit.
I hope you found the daily posts useful. If you did the challenge (or even just followed along), I’d love to hear about how it was for you, what you tried, and what you learnt from it.