I’m celebrating a year of my online sketchbook! From Paris to Penge, a lot of ink has flowed onto these pages. I’ve got through pens, pencils and watercolour, have amassed quite a pile of sketch books, and have had lots of encouraging and helpful comments along the way.
I started lineandwash at the end of September 2011 because I felt I needed to do more ‘real’ drawing. I’d been telling myself this for quite a while and it was only after meeting up with some old art college friends, that I finally took the plunge. I decided I was going to try and put a drawing or sketch on every day for a year.
I started off by putting some sketches that I had made whilst on holiday, to give myself a bit of a head start. It didn’t take long to get into a routine of making regular drawings. Having said that, the blog is very much a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly! Posting daily, often means that I’ve posted sketches which would never normally see the light of day – but I think that is part of the process.
To give a flavour of the sketchbook year, here are the most viewed images, in traditional reverse order...
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Having now completed my target of 12 months of drawing, what now?
I’m already thinking about people and places I can draw in the future. It’s been a very useful and exciting project to do. I’ve definitely achieved the aim of drawing more!