I have gotten back to my practice of carrying around a sketchbook and drawing daily. I took an online course Sketchbook Skool over the past several weeks to help myself get going again and to learn from artists known for their sketchbook journals.
Each week we had a new instructor -Danny Gregory, Koosje Koene, Tommy Kane, Roz Stendahl, Prashant Miranda, and Jane Lafazio – video and written instruction, and a private facebook page to share our drawings and observations about drawing.
I found the class inspiring and challenging. Each instructor gave us different techniques and ideas to try.
One new idea for me was to draw directly with pen in my sketchbook (no preliminary pencil drawing), no tearing out “bad” pages, no quitting when I make a mistake – but keep going forward and finding a way to “make it work”.