I’ve gone on many times about my sketchbook– it’s probably my go-to creative outlet. When I sat down with it yesterday, I flipped to this page and thought about how I don’t draw very often anymore. So I whipped out my pencils and added to it a little bit.
One of the things that I struggle with when it comes to drawing is finding something to draw. That’s the good thing about your hands I guess- they’re always there and ready to be challenging. I love the process of drawing and erasing and drawing again- it wasn’t until I stepped away that I realized that these parts of hands are kind of creepy on their own. But I kinda like them. I also like how some of the hands (or parts of hands) are much more fully realized than say the blind contour line drawings that I did on the right side of the page.
It doesn’t really feel done, but I wanted to show you what I was working on yesterday. When you’re layering drawings like this I think it’s hard for it to really feel “done.”
Do you like to draw? And if you’ve been doing some creative cleansing, what have you been working on?
Your drawings turned out well! I’m jealous — I can’t draw for the life of me!
I have found a new love for different types of calligraphy. I guess that could be considered something along the lines of sketching – although I’ve always been creative, I’ve never been great at recreating things through drawing. More of just a doodler ;)
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I loooove calligraphy! So fun! Thanks for stopping by, Margaret!
So, for me this would be a finished piece. I looooove raw line work and layering and a little bit of a messy, sketchy feel. But that’s just me. I am inspired by sketches though– my dad is a carpenter and I’ve always wanted to frame one of his furniture schematic sketches. So raw and organic.
I pulled out acrylics for the first time since I moved in January last night during my creative cleanse time. Woot!
I really like them too- I think that when I do it myself I always have a hard time being “done.” And yay for getting out your acrylics!
Funny, I used to draw A LOT but rarely do these days.. that being said, hands have always been my go-to sketching subject.
I’ve been doing a lot of drawing lately, and thinking about resources for drawing (ideas, prompts, etc.). I have to agree…your hands are always ‘handy!’ :)
haha that made me smile :) Thanks Robin!
Oh how I wish I could draw! I’m all about handmade type though, especially since I got my bamboo tablet. I wish I could draw though, yours are lovely!
Aren’t tablets so much fun? I love lettering!
Stacie Graves says
Ha! So great! I also did a post on sketching this (early) morning. It must be something in the air!! :) I love how ideas become more real once you write them down.
I’ve been doing a little bit of hand lettering & going back to my signature style of a page full of teeny tiny bubble formations. Hope to share with you soon!
Gina Alyse says
I love this! I started doodling randomly last night–which was weird for me because I don’t draw too often!
I like the idea of drawing hands. Maybe I’ll try that :)
Love this! I love hands. Part of that is being a writer, and knowing that they are, essentially, the tools of my trade. In my writing capstone class (our culminating course where we focus on a big project) we were talking about manicures the other day and I said that the only reason I really ever get them is for the hand massage that goes along with haha. Anyway, your sketchbook is awesome and you’ve got some skills girl!
Stacy | TheLacquerie says
This is a great exercise for your creative cleanse! As I’m finishing up with a drawing course at UCSD, I was reminded that it doesn’t matter what we draw, it’s the practice and intentions that make us better artists. Thanks so much for candidly sharing your sketchbook ;)