We know we should draw more often. But how?
The most effective way, I’ve found, is to simply keep a small sketchbook and a pen in our handbag. So when we find ourselves sitting in a café, or watching the kids playing in the park, we simply take out our sketchbook and scribbling. (Tip: It’s important to leave out our Kindle or book, unless you prefer to read than draw that day.)
When at home, it’s fun to just pick up our sketchbook and draw ourselves.
Want to See Inside My Sketchbook?
I love making quick sketches in my daily sketchbook. Most of these sketches take about 5 minutes.
Why Use Pen, Instead of Pencil?
With a pen, we cannot erase. So we will need to:
1. Be Precise. In other words, think where that line goes before we put it down. When I just started, my first few drawings are full of scribbling lines. Then I decided to practice being more precise, and have cleaner lines. But there are many ways to draw, and this is just one of them.
2. Work with the mistakes. Because we can’t erase a pen mark, we have to either make the “mistakes” work, or we start a new sketch. Some of my drawings I just couldn’t fix, so I started a new page.
How often do you draw?
If you want to see more of my daily sketches, click here to find me on Instagram. I post my drawings and work-in-progress images daily. See you on Instagram!
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