Bank holiday weekend and hardly a sketch done.
Last weekend I was in Berlin and it started quite well, nearly every minute was filled with sketching. Perhaps I overdid it … and now I’m in a sketching hang-over? More likely I was too impressed by some of my first sketches and managed to intimidate myself into not continuing.
I’ve broken my gesture practicing streak again(!) but although I have continuously asked myself whether I’m doing this practicing the right way, I am certainly convinced it fires me up and helps me start my day on the right foot. So, six ay-em, early morning gesture drawings are back on the menu.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, I really need to start using my sketchbook for what it was actually made for:
- trying out ideas
- writing notes
- practicing the following:
- lines (line weight, length, line gesture, texture)
- colour rhythm
- anatomy, people drawing
- playing around
If a nice drawing turns up now and again, that’s fine with me.
Anyway, to end this blog, here is a small collection of last weeks drawings from Berlin, life drawing in Bonn and Bonn itself (I actually spent a few hours in town drawing yesterday … so much for being a sloth).