I have mentioned many times before that sketching is like homework for me. I try to sketch something almost every day which is why I call it homework. Sketching is so good for my painting. I "see" better when I draw as opposed to painting. In painting "lines" or edges show up with color and shadows. In drawing the lines define the spaces. Crosshatching makes the shadows. A different mindset is necessary to get the same results.
Taking part in the Scavenger Hunts really helps. I get ideas of what to sketch and ideas to sketch things I wouldn't normally look at for art. Unusual items like in the bathroom or under the sink, dirty dishes, trash cans, etc. Sinks, tubs and toilets have curves which, like cars, are not easy to portray with "lines". New items help get me out of drawing by habit and make me think.
This practice helps, believe it or not. My style of sketching doesn't change much, but I see that I can be more accurate and faster when I apply myself. That is the real trick for this procrastinator!!
Here are some of my sketches for Scavenger Hunt 347 done in the new big sketchbook with Micron and Prismacolor pens. A couple more with the challenge of using unusual colors for the items.
Number 5, bottom of stapler
Number 6, two or more staplers
Number 7, top of shoe
Number 8, bottom of shoe
First Friday was fun. Not a slew of people out in the cold. The weather was nicer than expected without wind or lots of rain or sleet. Those that came out had a good time wandering around downtown Bastrop. I will post more about it soon.