Friday, March 01, 2013

March sketching


Drawing has always been my comfort zone, but painting does eat into that and I while I usually sketch something most days, I don't usually share it.

I've decided that I will devote March to sharing a sketch a day.  One, it puts a bit of pressure on me to ensure that I do produce and two, it continues to ensure I keep my drawing skills honed.

I'll be posting the sketches in a Facebook album and also sharing them on my blog on the March Sketch A Day page.  I'd love others to join in and share what they've drawn during the month. You can add a thumbnail of your sketch on my March Sketch a Day page which also links directly to your blog post. The basis of the sketch should be a drawn line, but colour always livens things up after you have the "bones" down.

I'll start the month off with a sketch of a row of sheds on the side of a road in Vilnius, Lithuania.  If you're looking for something new to sketch try The Virtual Paint Out.  You never know what's waiting for you there!

8 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

I love the colors and composition of this painting. And I really admire your conviction to do a sketch a day! I will look forward to them!

Jeanette said...

thanks Katherine, I don't know what really attracted me to the sheds. Perhaps a spot of colour in an otherwise drab landscape I think.

I enjoy sketching and drawing so a month's worth shouldn't be a hardship.

Vandy said...

Lovely sketch. And a fabulous post. Thank you for reminding me about the Virtual Paint Out. It's something I've been meaning to try for a while.

Sue Pownall said...

Great start to your sketching month.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Vandy, I hope to fill another sketchbook before the month is out. I haven't used VPO for awhile but now's a good chance to explore more.

Sue, thank you.

Don't forget everyon, you can add your own thumbnail of your sketch each day to the March Sketch a Day page on my blog and it will be displayed for eternity and link to your own blogpost too. The more the merrier! :)

Wai Li said...

This made me excited, I dunno why.

Jeanette said...

That's good Wai Li, I hope you'll find time to join in this month.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really wish i could sketch every day this month, so much to do for college :/ but i might do this myself in the summer, its good to keep skills up :)