Yes, that is very true, the more I sketch the more I want to say more with less. (I hope you could follow that sentence!) Just following my daily latte sketches over the last few months is an example of that.
This concept also ties in with two themes from last week:
- The above image is a page of thumbnails planning a number of additional instructional images to my book. Doing design thumbnails is bread and butter to me as an architect. These diagrams only need to help me work out what I am going to do and no more. The linework is designed to resolve an issue in a minimum amount of time so I can start the next one while the thoughts are flowing.
- This week I came to realisation that at the moment, I am more a writer than an artist. 90% of my work time is spent at the computer typing and although I love writing, it is draining. I was also reminded this week how energising sketching is for me. But as you can’t write without doing a lot of thinking, I am encouraged by the fact that if I am not actually producing art, thinking about it is the next best thing! This thinking will only benefit me when I do get back to sketching more regularly. That being said, I want to try to say more with less in regards to words not just lines and shapes.
So after making that statement I am stopping now!
So there you have it – the leanest of all my lean weeks in recent months.
Do you think I will be able to improve my game this coming week?