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    Daily Sketching in 2015

    February 2, 2015

    Wow. We’re already in February. Where did January go? Well, I was a little out of action after having caught the flu. Little did I know that although up and about, my energy was drained and I was still under the weather. I’m happy to report that since Saturday I’m back in full swing.

    Miraculously, although under the weather I managed to complete the Sketching Exploration course I enrolled in back at the beginning of January. It seems that committing to a daily routine is not the problem. It’s more the time frame. I tend to start my drawings late in the evening, well into the night. If I want to maintain my daily sketching practice I will have to find creative ways to incorporate a sketch a day which does not take hours!!! Any tips welcome.

    Meanwhile here’s my repertoire. I thought some of you might be interested to see the development of my work. It’ll be nice for me to look back and compare at the end of the year. Thank you to those who’ve been very supportive and complimentary over on Instagram and Twitter. It’s truly appreciated and keeps me motivated.

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    daily sketching in 2015 - colourliving

    So now that Lisa Congdon’s course has finished I need to find more courses. Reason being that I’m much more motivated when somehow accountable and doing a life course is a great way to do that.

    I’m also not so good with figurative drawing so I really want to practice and be able to incorporate animals, objects et cetera. I’ll keep you guys posted and will keep on showing my work on Instagram.

    Some of you have been asking me which art materials I use. Here’s what I’ve been using in these sketches:

    Sakura Micron Pens (in all different nib sizes)
    Sakura Gelly Roll Pens (different colours, including white)
    Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush Pens
    Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens
    Uni-Ball Signo Broad in white
    Sharpies (they are currently on offer for £9.99)
    Stabilo Woody
    Kuretake Gansai Japanese Watercolour Paint Set

    Sketchbooks:
    Moleskine watercolour notebook
    Square shaped notebook
    Arches Watercolour pad (grain satiné) as recommended by Katie from Paper Fashion

    Maybe some of you want to join me in the daily(ish) sketching challenge. Go on……

    Oh, and thank you Steller Stories for having published my Floral sketches in their Creative collection….

    and my Cityscape Sketches in their Stellerverse collection.