Sketchbook Saturday | Sketchtember Day 4

Link to today’s vlog on YouTube – A flip through of my sketchbooks and this week’s art.

I’ve had fun creating art this week. Here’s some highlights.

The rediscovery of how much I love my Chameleon markers was a wonderful thing. I love the way I get a smooth gradient of solid colour from them. Such a stark contrast to my bumbling, chaotic attempts with other media.

Taking up the Sketchtember challenge was a good idea to dust off some of my neglected drawing/sketching skills and ways of adding interest to a sketchbook. It’s also made me try to think differently to how I would when creating entangled art.

Hand lettering, and some typographic art today, has made a reappearance in my work. That’s a good thing; it’s something I would like to do more of.

Adding a rectangle of colour behind a drawing and adding handwriting to create texture is something I’ve not done before, but I like the results.

Thyme is the herb for today, day 4 of Sketchtember and my offering is in the photo at the top of the page.

There’s been some real lowlights too. Colour choices, mediums and doing things that seemed like a good idea when I started them! There’s a lot more about this in today’s vlog on youtube.

Even with the facepalm moments, it’s been lovely to spend time just drawing with no expectation of a finished project, polished work, or even perfection.

It’s hard work trying to convince myself that it’s ok to make mistakes, to mess up things as long as I learn from them.

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