Thanks to guest blogger Suhita Shirodkar for this wonderful article about the importance of committing to daily practice of your craft. Suhita’s blog, Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook, is one of my favorites.
Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook
It’s Monday, time for some little sketches from the week. A fellow artist and friend asked me this week what I hoped to achieve with my everyday sketches.
So many things come to mind. Besides keeping the drawing practice going (every time I break, I find I am very reluctant to come back to making that first mark on paper), and teaching me to use my time more efficiently, little sketches are a great way to explore. New subjects, new mediums, new techniques, new ways to think, see & draw. With zero expectation, and often very little time, I play less safe, which is great. I explore more different mark-making media: I tend to grab whatever is within reach to draw with. And anything becomes a good subject.
I’m finding that having kids and pets (the kids aren’t new but the pets are) helps. Both make good, if reluctant, drawing subjects.
At breakfast,on a school…
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