I’m done! It took me longer than I expected, but it was a warm day today, so I took a brush pen and sketched people on the move, from life and not from photos. I’m glad that I participated in this challenge, and I hope that it will kickstart my urban sketching again.
This page was all about brush pens. I took almost two weeks off sketching because I could not handle a pen because of the pain in my hands. It’s good getting back to sketching again. Number 85 was drawn live, not from a photograph.
I really loved drawing the burly guy holding the tiny dog, even though he wasn’t easy to draw.
I’m posting this at a bit of delay, as we’re having a cold spell and my neuropathy has really been giving me tough time. Logically I should have given up on this project, but I’m stubborn, so I won’t.
These were all sketches with Lamy Safaris and various De Atramentis Document inks.
Decided to get some colour in today, by hook or by crook, and so there’s some watercolour, as well as some work with waterproof and non-waterproof fountain pen inks.
As a bonus for being so patient with my slow progress, you get a process video for one of today’s sketches 🙂
Happy Pi Day!
We’re having a cold snap this week, which means bad news for my hands. So there’s only 6 new sketches today, but at least I am back to pen and ink, and I haven’t been confined to gesture drawings (not that they’re bad, I just wanted to practice my portraits).
As I expected I didn’t reach 100 people sketches in 5 days, but I still intend to get to 100 sketches, so I’m plowing on. My hands are still wrecked with neuropathy so today’s sketches are all pencil sketches, all of them using various Blackwings. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to get back to ink and watercolour, but if not I’ll break out my vintage pencils and give them a spin.
My hands still really hurt, but I don’t want to give up the challenge, so I pushing on with pencil sketches. I’ve pulled out my Blackwings and am giving them a spin.
Views from this morning’s run: