I haven’t skipped a single day of my sketch book challenge since I started.
A few more scans for you 🙂
Both quality and quantity are increasing already, and making myself draw EVERY day whether I feel like it or not, I’m having to find a way of working in any mood or situation. Which was another of my goals. I learned that being in a really grouchy mood makes for very tense, ugly work when I’m horribly critical of myself. But after a few hours of ugly cartoon faces and a dreadful horsey, I just got to that “oh, what the hell” point and like magic a sketch flew onto the paper one bold line after another. I look at that page with the horrible horse and the free one beside it and they don’t even look like the same person drew them. But that day was a valuable lesson for me. Here’s the scan so you see what I mean.
I’m doing cartoon practice and also more realistic work. I’ve always been a bit too meticulous and I love relaxing while I do very careful texturing in pencil. You get into a rhythm and that becomes like a meditation for me. So I have used my sketchbooks to draw quickly and choose random poses (currently horses) to challenge myself on the accuracy side too.