Regular sketchbook practice is how artists learn and develop, and I’m guilty of treating my sketchbooks like places to collect my finished work rather than a place to play and experiment, or a place to practice the fundamentals.
It’s time to change that, because I know that it’s the only way I’m going to grow as an artist.
Enter the first episode of chill + chatty sketchbook sessions, where I get on camera with my sketchbook and a cup of coffee and catch up with you.
The first episode, like any new endeavour, wasn’t perfect. But by the end of if I knew what I wanted it to be going forward.
And I did learn some things about my art process, and picked up some new techniques that I want to continue to work into my future pieces.
One big takeaway for me was that I need to stop expecting that my piece will look amazing with the first layer of paint. I need to be ok with the ugly beginning and work it out with more layers until it becomes closer to what I imagined when I started.
Check out the first episode! Grab yourself a snack because it’s a long one, and why not sketch along with me while you’re at it?