Friday, April 8, 2011

Sketching Daily

Hey guys,

I've been doing a really fun drawing course which has been forcing me to sketch daily. For anyone interested in the course, it's run by Stephanie Fizer and it's called INSPIRED DOODLES. We're only in Week 2 of the course, but so far I've learned a lot and been enjoying it even more. The best part of it is that every day, Stephanie sends us a word prompt that we have to do a sketch for and this has definitely forced me to get back into basics and continue to sketch.

Now, I work fulltime in a creative field already so my skills in sketching and drawing as well as my inspiration and motivation for it (not to mention time) has greatly diminished. With Stephanie's word prompts, and group's encouragement to keep sketching, I'm setting at least 15min every day to do a quick sketch! And you know what? It's been so much fun! It's very therapeutic too! After a long hard day at work, I look forward to coming home and doing my word prompt sketch!!!

Here is just a peak at some of the sketches I've done so far:

Because of the excitement and thrill of getting back into sketching, I've been sketching more on my on accord. I used to think that because of my lack of inspiration and motivation, and especially since time was of the essence being in fulltime work, when ever I did have some spare time to spend, I thought I needed to create a masterpiece straight away. But it doesn't work that way at all!! I need to sketch, sketch, sketch, and .... SKETCH! I've found that sketching IS the motivation and the inspiration!

If you guys want to follow my daily sketches either follow my twitter or flickr. I'll be posting daily sketches on those networks. You guys can join me too!!

This is my Illustration Friday sketch, the word was duet. I'm not going to submit these to the website because it's only a sketch, but I thought it was another great way to get into sketching. Might share these with you every week.
Hope you like them :) Let me know what you think!

Mel xx

Friday, April 1, 2011

FREE April Calendar

The Queen of Hearts April freebie calendar.


Happy Aprils Fools everyone! I didn't have the heart to play any tricks on anyone today, but my fiance actually played a cruel joke on his friends. He pretended that he was getting kicked out the house by me and was asking his mates for a place to stay! They were all genuinely worried about it too! So mean...

Tell me your April Fools Day stories! What jokes did you play?
Mel xx
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