Last week I decided to start a new sketch & walk routine. I put together a mini-kit of a few coloured pencils and then grabbed a spiral Strathmore Toned Tan book. The idea is to do a really quick sketch standing up during my daily walk. The goal of the walk is exercise, so any pause for sketching has to be as short as possible.
On Monday I went to Lane Cove National Park and suddenly realised that this isn’t really a new idea at all! I’m simply returning to a routine I had in 2021 when I visited the park every workday for 10 weeks (or more) and did quick sketches in a Greenwood Journal.
For a reminder – here is an example of the type of sketches I was doing – mixing watercolour pencils with Copic Markers. See more here.
This time around I’m using coloured pencils (for now) and toned paper with the goal of collaging these sketches into my everyday sketchbook. Currently, I only have 10 pencils in my kit so I have to be creative with my use of colours.
And here is the sketchbook spread that that sketch was added to.
Ah! so many fun ideas to try in my everyday sketching!