Here goes… This is the first sketch of 2017. Tomorrow I’ll shade this so it looks a little more 3D. The main idea is to just sketch daily, not come up with a masterpiece.
You can see I’ve been playing with the salmon-trout head ovoid shapes in the upper part of the sketch.
My sketchbook is a Canson Art Book Universal hardbound 5 1/2 in. x 8
Setting aside 30 minutes a day isn’t a great sacrifice, even though my days are pretty busy. But there’s nothing like sketching. I call it doodling.
I used to doodle on anything that was handy: a restaurant napkin, paper bags, envelopes… I never saved my sketches until someone suggested that I ought to. Now I return to my sketches when I want ideas for more finished works, either paintings or carvings. You never know…
If you’re just starting out, sketchbook journals are a very good way to track progress. Just remember to date each page.