Yesterday, I posted my Project365 collage of the photos I took in February, but it wasn't just the only thing I completed - my first sketchbook is full too. 38 mostly Train-, a few Lunch-, and the odd SundaySketches.
I totally enjoyed doing these sketches these past 1 1/2 months. Drawing the outlines on the train early in the morning on the way to work, when I'm usually not yet fully awake enough to read, then adding colour in the evenings or weekends, and then adding more details with various pens the following morning on the train, or occasionally in the evenings, when the train wasn't too wobbly and/or crowded (I don't really like people watching me sketch).
I sketched different subject and designs. Flowers, patterns, objects that were lying around me... Sometimes I'd just draw something from imagination, sometimes from memory, sometimes I'd look for an image on the internet, and sometimes I copied something I came across in a book. The main purpose of these sketches was to get into the habit of sketching every day. I'd love to say that they are just quick little sketches, but they were actually a lot more time consuming that I thought they would be. But they are perfect exercises, and on top of that, give me a whole book, or books soon, of ideas to use as reference for bigger paintings.
The only downside was that, as the paper isn't watercolour paper, the paint would sometimes bleed through, ruining the paintings on the other side. But then again, these are just little sketches, not masterpieces, so they don't need to be perfect.
Of course I already begun working in a new sketchbook. If I go on like this, I'll have to order new sketchbooks again soon!
Linking up to the fabulous Paint Party Friday. Have a wonderful, creative weekend!