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Daily Sketching Part Three

March 16, 2015

What do they say? It takes 30 days to form a new habit. Well, I’m two and a half months into my daily sketching. For those new to my blog, you can catch up on my sketching journey. How it all began, daily sketching in 2015, daily sketching part two.

Like with all new things, I threw myself into the task. After about 6 weeks or so of long nights (going to bed at 3am or later) I realised this is not sustainable. I was walking around like a zombie during the day. So, how do I sustain my daily sketching without killing myself? Well, with baby steps, as with everything in life. I figured out that it’s impossible to do my sort of intricate sketching that takes anywhere between 3 and 7 hours on a daily basis.

I started thinking that it’s ok to show the process on some of my work. Like this I can do something on a daily basis and some of you might even enjoy seeing how a sketchbook spread comes about with its different layers.

As always, I’m very greatful to all of you who support my creative endeavours. It’s so relaxing and therapeutic for me and a good contrast to running my Home Finding and Mapology Guides.

This here below is a collage of some flowers I had already drawn. I simply photocopied them in black and white, glued them on and painted over them.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

A bit of abstract painting with oil pastels and mixed media.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

A piece with dense housing. I would love to do a bigger piece of this. I think it would be more impactful. What do you think?

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

A simple sketch, albeit time consuming. Was thinking about mosaic tiles. Use coloured pencils.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

This next sketch was inspired by the wallpaper in my hotel room on my short trip to the South of France.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

Here I was driving down the coastal road towards Villefranche sur Mer, when I just had to stop the car to sketch the outlines. Once I had more time, I filled in with watercolours.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

This was the first version I released on Instagram.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

This is the finished version I released on Instagram.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

And here is the double spread so you can see it in its entirety.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

Staying with the inspiration from the South of France. This time it’s boats and yachts.

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

Over the weekend I decided to explore some more cityscapes. This time a little closer to home, London!

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

daily sketching part three - colourliving

I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these. That’s it for now until the next installment of sketchbooks explorations. See ya.

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8 Comments

  • Reply James Balston March 17, 2015 at 7:42 am

    So prolific! And gorgeous results too!

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much James. Much appreciated x

  • Reply Holly March 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Oooh! Always a treat when you share your sketches. I love the development of the London sketch. Really cool to see that process.

    I think a big version of the dense housing would be marvellously mesmerising 🙂

    Keep up the fab work Tina, it’s admirable!

    xoxo

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you lovely. I LOVED doing the London sketch and got my most IG likes for it.
      Maybe I’ll do another version, you know like the Fornasetti Jerusalem print in Day/Night et cetera.

      I’m determined to re-visit some of these and make them better.

      Thank you for your ongoing support lovely xx

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner March 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    These sketches are simply amazing, Tina! They are so full of depth and colour….I love them. Can I buy some? They would look great in a kids room surrounded by beautiful frames….they are bright and cheerful, just what kiddos like! I wouldn’t mind a wall of them in my living room myself!

    You are seriously talented. Really.

    With love,

    Jocelyn xx

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn. Hahaha. You are the sweetest, really. I think they’re a little messy and unfinished to sell.
      One day I will make a special drawing for Oskar, the cutest of kids… can’t wait to hug him in real life.

      Thank you for your support. xx

  • Reply Alison Sye March 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Tina, I have so thoroughly enjoyed watching your sketches emerge. Not just because they are very pleasing to the eye, but also because of your enthusiasm and joy. I was laughing out loud when you were posting at 2am, so lovely that you were enjoying it so much that you forgot to sleep. It makes me happy the way you take things on with such gusto.
    The house ones here are especially good. Yes, a big one would be fabulous.

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Is it because you identify with the late nights and the ‘healthy obsession’?

      Thank you dear Alison. Appreciate your ongoing support and enthusiasm. x

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