I got this domain a while back, promising myself I’d sketch every day. The truth is, I’ve struggled to find the time to practice. I’m not happy with where my skills are. I started drawing as my new year’s resolution of 2017, and I got pretty happy with my progress. Since January of this year I’ve had a hard time fitting in a daily draw.
Today’s post is a redraw of a May 16th sketch of Marc-Andre Fleury, and I don’t think it’s any better than the last. Same as last time, I drew it in the car; I do a lot of sketching in the car. I think these turn out better than the ones I draw at my desk, perhaps the angle?
I’m not happy with what I drew. I’m going to post it anyway.
I’ve noticed that sketches I do in the car are much better than sketches I do at my desk. Probably it’s the angle of the page and having to draw from the shoulder. The roads are super bumpy and poorly paved, so I cannot draw from the wrist or rest my hand on the page. I spend long stretches of time in one seat, without interruption. The ride is 7 hours long, more time than I can spend drawing.
But I’m not in the car every day. When I was ill last year, I found it easy to practice daily. Now, not so much. I hope this website helps me with accountability.
An altoid tin filled with a nylon eraser, a kneadable eraser, and a razor blade. Bee Paper Sketch Pad, Mitsubishi 4B pencil.