Guest Post: Why do you sketch everyday?..by Suhita Shirodkar

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Guest Post: Why do you sketch everyday?..by Suhita Shirodkar

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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