Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sketch Blogs

Locally grown Fuji apple- YUM!
2" x 2.5" graphite sketch

I enjoying sketching and have tried to add more of it to my life. But I still dream of the year when I can sketch every day and capture the details that make life so rich. That way I could save them and take them out later when I need to smile, or laugh, or be inspired, or just remember.

Unfortunately, right now daily sketching is still a dream. I sketch sporadically and often it is a sketch of a random object I happen to have handy, not a juicy memento of the day.

Even though I don't sketch daily, I love to look at other people's sketches. I know someday the inspiration I get from this will build to a tipping point and I will no longer be able to resist starting my own journal.

Two of my new favorite sketch blogs are...
Urban Sketchers, which is a "community of artists around the world who draw the people and places of the cities where they live and travel to." There is incredible talent on this blog and when I read it I feel like I am traveling the world for free!

and...
Karen Blados's sketch blog where she posts a sketch a day which chronicles her life and her children's childhood. Oh how I wish I had this idea when my kids were younger! Do you think she will come to my house and do this for my kids? It doesn't have to be every day. Maybe just three times a week...

5 comments:

Nick said...

Very nice Stacy!! And a good Fuji is a good thing, but no match for a Pink Lady. Have you tried one? Best apple I've ever had.

Stacy said...

Thanks Nick! I'll have to give a Pink Lady a try. I plan to look for them at the store tomorrow.

africantapestry said...

tou have such beautiful shading on this apple Stacy! And I love your onions with those touches of higlights on the cheeks, in the previous post
ronell

Stacy said...

Thanks Ronell! I really enjoyed working on both. I think that always helps with the results.

Anonymous said...

I should email my friend about your post.