Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Peek Into My Sketchbook

I finished these Rose Tyler fingerless mitts quite awhile ago.  They are a prettier color in person. I have not ever been able to photograph teal colors well.

Now I am working on a pair of Tardis Socks. So yes the Dr. Who craze continues. If you know nothing about Dr. Who, he is an alien who looks human who travels through space and time.  His ship the Tardis looks like a police box but is a lot bigger on the inside. He usually finds a earthly companion to travel with him.  He is the last of his race. Its a British show that is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  That is a long time for anything especially a TV show. I found the show a little quirky at first but I have learned to really love it. It has engaging stories and great characters, but you would probably have to like SciFi to like it.

This is as far as I have gotten.  I am working on both socks at the same time.

A Peak inside my Sketchbook

I am participating in a 30 day sketchbook challenge in a group on Facebook. There are prompts every day but you don't have to do them.  Day 1 was fish.

I wasn't excited about day2's prompts so I played with some birds. It is so much harder using pen. Big mistakes with the wood pecker.  I would have erased and started over if I could  but I just let it go.  I think sketching in pen is a great exercise in letting go, in being imperfect.

Day 3 had the prompt of a stack of dishes, well I thought that will be easy.  Well it easy to set them up but not so easy to draw.  My bowls came out pretty good but the plate and sauce looks nothing like what I was looking at.  Oh the joys of sketching.  It really is fun.  I think it was Danny Gregory who said that when you sketch something you learn about it, get to know it.  I think that is so true. Do you sketch regularly?  I highly recommend it.


  1. I need to do more sketching. Your pages look great. I like the fish and birds. And just keep drawing the stacks of plates and you will feel more comfortable with them. I knew what they were right away.

    1. Thanks Janet, I am really enjoying doing a sketch every day. I added it to my list and it becomes part of my routine.


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