The 30-day sketchbook challenge has come to and end.
That’s all 30 sketches for your viewing pleasure. Some are definitely better than others. But they are just sketches, not masterpieces, so that’s ok. I’m sure even Holbein had crap sketching days.
And I have to confess, I did not sketch one each day. There were several days too chaotic to take even 10 minutes to pick up the pencils. So, there were a few times I was playing catch up and doing several sketches at once. I limited myself to 10 minutes per sketch, as a reminder that this was just practice.
This exercise did reinforce one thing: Why I didn’t take up as a study/career: I HATE being told what to draw. There were days I really struggled with the prompt trying to come up with something that worked with the prompt that I would actually enjoy.
This was a struggle throughout my school years… if I didn’t like the subject matter, getting me to create a piece of art around it was like pulling teeth.
Still, this was mostly fun. But I think I need to find another way to get myself picking up the pencils more often.