Some weeks I just don’t feel as if I have much time or mental energy to do my own sketching. Last week was one of those as I tried to wrap up the 30faces30days challenge (I had 12 to do last week so that I would finish on time!), working on Group run-through of SketchingNow Buildings and some other background projects. I wanted to do a little more experimentation with borders, but it was a little half-hearted, and basically I didn’t do any sketching out of the ordinary.
But I still filled a good number of pages because I have created a few regular habits that ensure I sketch something:
1. sketching (and working) from a cafe most days
2. sketching from the carpark every time I go to the gym
3. sketching something from every outing I go on – if at all possible.
In addition to these, I’ve started up again on my Sketching Diet (in a separate book so you won’t see food in this collection) and I’m trying to establish a habit of sketching a few random objects from home a few times a week.
With the 30faces30days challenge complete, I will have more time for my own sketching this coming week, won’t I?
In terms of borders, I tried a few things including double lines, painted lines and using masking tape (painters tape). I was also experimenting with ways of painting textured coloured backgrounds on paper that doesn’t easily create smooth washes.
Anyway, that’s the summary of my week.
Here are the pages…
Note: Part of the reason why I like to do these “Last Week” articles is that it forces me to scan and review all the sketches I’ve done in the previous week. It always amazes me when I put it all together how much sketching I actually did – more than I think I had!
After seeing these pages together I realise that this is quite a good collection of images to describe last week – just a full normal week of work!
So did you add any borders to your sketches in the last week?
Do you have any regular habits to help fit sketching into your daily life?
Please leave your comments below – thanks in advance!