I’m struggling to find much time during the day with looking after Harry, especially as he still isn’t well so I’m scaling down my ambitions at the moment. Today’s theme was ‘people practice’ which is definitely one of my weaknesses, but I also picked ‘sharpies’ which means I could use bold lines to free up my drawing style. This was definitely not my finest hour but I gave it a go and I’m sharing work I’m not happy with which I rarely do, and I wouldn’t be as apprehensive if this theme came up again.
By the end of my practice page I had loosened up my style and was happily drawing over what I’d already drawn and became less precious about each individual drawing, I started using ‘realistic’ colours but then discovered that I was better just concentrating on the outlines, main forms and shape to get across the character and think this works much better. Although my final sketch was of a cafe scene I think my favourite sketch of the day was the waiter.