Last week I decided to set an intention each time before sketching. For each sketch I drew, I wrote what my intention was. In case you’re curious here are my intentions and a note about each image:
Banana- Draw Shading- I did this drawing after everyone was asleep one night. It was fun to work a while on looking at the shadows and light.
Campfire: Capture scene- This is the first time I’ve tried drawing something so large in front of me. The intention was Capture Scene and I was glad to have set an intention. It helped me not get overwhelemd and try to include everything; still I had a hard time editing down and felt really at a loss when it came to the fire in particular.
Azalea asleep with the cat: Capture scene- This was a moment when I thought, “I should grab the camera!” and then it was so neat to replace that and think, “Oh, wait! I could sketch this!”
Cat: Draw shapes of the cat- I looked at her and tried to find each over lapping shape. I very gently drew in these circles and ovals, then went back over and darkened lines to give her more…cat-ish-ness.
I’ve been doing all my drawing with a number two pencil and I’m starting to feel the need to branch out a bit. It tried some of my kids crayons earlier this week (we were all drawing together) and I do own an actual set of drawing pencils I ought to get out. Do you have a favorite thing to draw with? Does it depend what you’re drawing? Do you have something you reach for most often?