Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit

Sketching: Making It A Practice

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Well, it didn’t take too long before I faced potential boredom with my sketching. In the days after returning from France, I looked around my house and thought “what is so interesting here that I’d want to sketch it?”

There-in lies the rub. It isn’t so much a matter of what looks interesting to sketch, it is a matter of making it a practice no matter what the subject matter. If the only reason I sketch is because the subject is interesting, I would’ve quit long ago. (And, in fact, I did quit sketching, several times in the past.)

This is when I had the bright idea to use themes or topics as my basis for sketching. Deciding on a theme or topic is a challenge in itself, however, it seems to be working for now.

The “What Do I Want To Sketch?” Phase

Glass Vases

Pear

Remote

Meals

Sunday breakfast

Salad

Breakfast bowl

Place setting

Cloth Napkin

Flowers

Sunflower

Globe Thistle

Did you know that Globe Thistle are made up of multiple tiny five petal flowers, like tiny stars? One of my favorite flowers and I never looked so closely at them until I tried to draw one.

Bee Balm

Another favorite flower whose petals sparked an idea in my head for an art doll.

Until my next post,

A bientot.

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3 thoughts on “Sketching: Making It A Practice

  1. It’s funny how a significant practice can soon become mundane and seemingly futile. It’s difficult to push through those uninspired moments. I’m not sure I’ve ever truly made it to the other side to see what I can do.

  2. Hey, these are really great.. who knew one could get as good as this with practice.

  3. I love your sketches! Makes me want to get in touch with my artistic side. 🙂

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