Daily Sketches — Week 8
With the exception of Monday’s Egon sketch, I filled a page of my sketchbook each day this week. I feel like I’ve finally, officially broken through “I have to draw today” into the “get to” zone, which feels great. I sat down at my desk at work yesterday, and thought to myself, “All I want to do is draw all day…”
I felt like trying something a little different this week, so I sat down with a few reference pictures (from here and here) and tried out some speed sketching. I didn’t really give myself any rules, other than I had to just sketch what I saw as quickly as I could. I wanted to focus on form more than details—like gesture drawing for faces.
As the week progressed, I did start spending more time on each sketch, but I think I unlocked something that was holding me back. The speed sketching helped me loosen up and shake off some of my perfectionist tendencies. By focusing less on the details, I somehow got better at the details?
- Tuesday was my first day of speed sketching, and I actually surprised myself on a couple of these. Also, accidental Freddie Mercury!
- I started Wednesday’ sketching with the Sketch Dailies topic of “Mr. T” and decided to draw some other Rocky opponents, but I’m not very impressed with these ones over all.
- Thursday was not my finest hour.
- Friday was Cosby day, apparently. I tried to capture some of his facial expressions, but the only one I really like here is the bottom left. Top left is trying to be his “Jell-O Puddin” face.
- Saturday & Sunday are when things really seemed to click and take off for me. I’m pretty happy with all of these ones, except for top-right on Saturday—it was supposed to be a sad/pouty face, but… nope.