The purpose of a sketch a day is just to do it - sketch! It doesn't matter if it is an involved sketch or if it is a simple contour or gesture drawing. There are no rules except to sketch each day.

Life parameters can dictate the time investment, but a sketch a day commitment is designed to elevate the personal priority of sketching ... to enforce sketching. Making it into a "resolution" validates the activity (invests it with a bit of a challenge even!) and defends against competing demands. The sketch a day is designed for practice - to reinforce basic skills, and to provide daily contemplation on the issues of two dimensional representation.

Several of us are doing a sketch a day, and I would enjoy hearing from anyone else who decides to join in. We share our efforts, support each other, keep each other honest and... hopefully we'll have some fun doing this!

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and don't forget to check out older posts!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 13, 2011

    Again, an outline drawing. This time it is a still life, but composed of two palm plants; a tall and a short one. I lost track and started to go into the interior near the lower right, but otherwise there are no interior lines - where two fronds cross, the result is the outside edge of the combination with no opposite side to either. 
    I'm not entirely sure what I'll do next with this outline. Maybe fill it in, like I did with the guy reading to the dog, or maybe something else. Whatever I end up doing, it'll be light, quick and fun since I'm needing to catch up and needing to feel like squeezing in drawing time at all in these over-burdened days.

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