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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Thursday, December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

    This is a pile of eggplant. Although you probably can't tell by looking at the finished drawing, I approached this one differently. I put in the outlines, then circled the highlights then filled in the next lightest values, then the medium ones, then just shaded in the rest and darkened the darkest value areas. In other words, whereas I usually work across the page, this time I began more as though I were going to do a poster style drawing, with the value areas outlined fairly crisply.

1 comment:

  1. It's fun to get to results in a different way. Where did all these eggplants come from? Did they get made into eggplant parmesan?