23rd April 2019

Easter was nice and we were lucky to have some lovely weather. I have been sketching during the holiday; just quick little pen sketches of people, dogs, vehicles... whatever subject is around me ... I find sketching helps as an exercise to keep the artistic side of my brain working. It is all about observation of the subject in front of me and breaking things down into shapes and measuring distances between different parts of the subject. It reminds me of a book I read years ago; 'Drawing on the Right side of the Brain' by Betty Edwards. It is a great book for artists, with various drawing exercises, I used to practice them quite often. I like to think of sketching as a drawing exercise too.