I can never emphasize enough the need to keep drawing and sketching to keep your skills from becoming rusty. I know there is the school of thought that says drawing isn't needed to paint, but I belong to the school that says drawing is the backbone of all art.
I know I am biased as my background was drawing and its where I cut my teeth and it still is my comfort zone. I can't begin to describe the level of satisfaction I get from graphite and paper and seeing something emerge from a blank sheet of paper.
I am buried in fish both figuratively and literally lately and now have two weeks off work. That means I devote two weeks more or less to producing, marketing, printing, drawing and painting. I may be glad to go back to work at the end of it!
While I know that fish aren't everyone's idea of good time, they are predominant in my life and art right now but even so, I still wander over into other subjects and tonight was this sketch of a young woman before her wedding. This was an image from the WetCanvas All Media Weekend Event. I haven't participated for awhile and really had a need to draw something. Go on over and see Valri. Tell her I sent you.
And go draw something!