Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Daily Creative Day 4: Pen and Ink Sketches

Day 4! I've found that it is taking me longer to post these photos than it does for my creative practice, so I'm really developing two habits for the price of one. 

One is creating for 15 minutes a day, the other is blogging daily. I've never written so many posts in such a short period of time.

Today I wanted to share my pen and ink line drawings. These are my versions of the plants in my front window.

It has been hard to take photos in the natural light because it has been so gray here in Central NY, so sorry about the wonky lighting.

 Just used my Micron Pens to do quick sketches of my plants.

You can't get too attached to pen and ink because there is no going back, no erasing. Once it's on there, it's staying put. You just have to go with it.

I liked making the little upside down hearts on this Burrow's Tail. 
Not erasing anything makes the practice go much quicker. There is no second guessing, no decisions to make really. You just keep moving forward.

I don't consider myself to be good at drawing but I actually had fun doing these little sketches. 

Usually I don't sketch things I see, I just doodle whatever comes up. I don't like to be precise or realistic.
As you can see, these are not precise or very realistic but they are my version, so they don't have to be. 

Now I'm trying to decide if I want to paint them with the watercolors or move on to something different?

For now it's off to make some jewelry for a customer, so happy creating! 

ps: Have you started a daily practice? I would love to hear about it! Feel free to post about it in the comments below.

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