With sketching everyday, I’m not looking so much for inspiration on what to sketch. Just anything that is in my daily life that catches my eye will do-it’s only a little sketch after all. But last week was especially challenging because I was sick and didn’t get out much and I so like to sketch outside.
Looking back at some of what I drew, it’s interesting how many things I’m working on and thinking about come together even in the littlest sketch. The photograph I worked from for the sketch below is taken by a friend in Goa, India. It’s the monsoon season in Goa and I very much miss being there, so this Goan house was perfect to draw. besides, I was really inspired to draw a building after watching the first ( just released!) lesson in Liz Steel’s SketchingNow Buildings class. And a lot of the process I used- painting in the sky first as a shape, working on the building as volume before moving to line- are totally inspired by the lesson.
Also in ‘drawn during a sick week’, figures and flowers, both from magazines. I’ll take drawing form life over a photograph any day, but a photo sketch is better than no sketch!
My daughter working at her homework. Nib pen and watercolor. I’m posting a bunch of in-progress shots this week since some of you asked how I work with watercolor and a nib pen. The bit you can’t see here is that I hold a brush in my left hand, dip it into the color I want in my watercolor palette and brush it onto my dip pen as I go along.
The cats. Sleeping.
And a bright hand painted mug with chai.
That’s it for last week in small sketches. Hoping to get out and sketch this week, while it still sunny summer-like weather.