And just like that January is over! It was a big month for me sketching-wise… or more accurately… it was abig month for me sketchbook-wise!
It does feel as if it was a long time ago that I shared my 2021 sketching goals!
I tried to start doing weekly sketching outings but this proved to be harder than I thought it would be!
I only managed two real sketching outings although I am making an effort to leave my suburb for social reasons each week and then try to sketch something on these occasions.
My two outings were:
However, the main theme for January was related to my Sketchbook Design course…
I finished filming the course and documented the setup before moving everything back to normal. And then I started more regularly sharing my everyday sketches, doing the weekly Sketchbook Design exercises:
- Adding elements to my sketchbook pages
- A little Vanbrugh (and my thoughts while sketching)
- Australia Day and some other recent pages
- Starting a week of contained compositions and a little FLW
And finally I did a little review of some new brushes.
After a few lean months here on the blog, it’s been great to get back to more regular publishing! In fact, I’m trying to go back to 5 times a week.
If you missed it, I’ve decided to have a break from Instagram and it feels liberating not to have to contain everything into a small image and a few paragraphs. I’m absolutely loving re-building my relationship with my blog as something special happens when I freely document my thoughts and share my work regularly here.
I do miss the activity and comments that Instagram generates (I know that it takes effort to comment on a blog post and so a huge thanks to everyone who does!) but I love the fact that I’m not reliant on an algorithm! If you subscribe to receive every blogpost via email, the email does go out every time. BTW if you want that feature please signup here.
So how was your January sketching? Are you pleased with what you managed to achieve?