If I’ve peaked your interest in sketching, check out Katherine Tyrrell’s blog Making a Mark. Katherine is a pastel and colored pencil artist who has developed a wealth of lessons on sketching and keeping a sketchbook. She doesn’t include quilters or fiber artists in her blog, only drawings and paintings, but don’t let that stop you. Her lessons apply well to our medium, and I know I could happily get lost in everything her site offers.
I promised in my podcast I would post an early sketch I did before I was keeping any kind of a journal. I did this sketch over nine years ago, and it’s imperfect, but I love it. It’s from a childhood photo of me wearing my dad’s sport coat and hat (when men still wore that stuff). The drawing represents a new beginning in my art – getting back to drawing. I did this sketch in a spiral notebook and I’m so glad I did, or else I’m sure I wouldn’t have kept up with it.