Friday, January 1, 2016

First Sketch of 2016 & The Last Sketch of 2015

And the last sketch of 2015

First the last one…. I sketched a pinecone, then carved it into a stamp thinking I could use it to make every card original.  Well, it would be Easter before I got them done so that probably won’t happen this season.  Maybe if I start early enough next Christmas it can work.

So on to 2016 and I have a new sketchbook to try.  It’s a Pentalic Field Book, 7 x 10 inch with 140 lb watercolor paper.  This is from a photo over at the wetcanvas weekend drawing event.  This year I want to work on more intense color in my sketches and work on sketching faster. 

To do that I need to work on a sketch every day – maybe two or three.  Currently I work on something everyday but it could be stitching, jewelry, printmaking, painting… who knows.  But drawing is important and I need to practice daily, no matter what else I’m working on.

Another goal for 2016, get back to taking a walk everyday.  I used to do it early in the morning.  I need to get into a new habit of doing it mid day and taking along my sketchbook.  Thinking positive…. I am going to do it.


Joan Tavolott said...

I like the rich colors in the first one and the stamp design in the second. Happy 2016!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thank you Joan, and a Happy 2016 to you!