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Sketch WIP

I was going through my desk today and with an open Sunday afternoon decided to make use of some neglected art supplies. I don’t think I’ve used my watercolors in five or six years! My senior year of high school I spent nearly all of my studio time painting, but at university I sketched sporadically or reached for my Prismacolor markers instead. Sometimes I would sketch something with intentions of painting and ended up worrying too much about ruining the drawing! So silly. It’s time I stop getting hung up on how things turn out and just practice!

Lots of Sketching
I made quite a mess. My desk is filled with jewelry I need to put away, new stationary, warm-up sketches, and a pile of unsorted magazine clippings.

Watercoloring WIP
Same desk, different mess. I still have a ways to go, but I’m happy I haven’t totally forgotten how to use my brushes!

You’re Pawsitively Awesome

Bedtime Sketching

I never got around to sharing this, but here is yet another handmade card I made last month for my mom. She is a proud pug grandma, so Doug made a cameo appearance on her Mother’s Day card. The inside reads “You’re pawsitively awesome!”

Finished Mother's Day Card

Time for drawing has been scarce (I need to make some!) so I initially sketched this sitting in bed with our new quilt. I always have a time deciding if I should ink my sketches, but I’m happy with how this turned out!

Sketches 1/27

January Sketches 01

I’ve resolved to draw more and step away from technology this year, and what better way than unwinding with a cup of tea and sketchbook in hand?! I have a stack of neglected art supplies waiting for some attention on my bookshelf. When I had art studio and independent study in high school, drawing or painting was an excellent stress release for me. Through most of university my doodles were confined to the margins of my notebooks (which were otherwise filled with tidy notes, since I was a diligent student x_x ) and my supplies gathered dust. It feels good to be free of studying and exam cramming to revive an old hobby close to my heart.

January Sketches 02