Hello, I’m John O’Neill and welcome to Sketch Today.
With nearly everyone in the world carrying a camera enabled mobile phone with them there are so many cool photos around these days. That’s great, with that in mind I am really excited by the idea of carrying a very small portable sketching kit, then using it in open public places to really capture the feel of the experience, gain insight into the artists personality more than a photographic record.
There are some great people out there already doing it, check out the Urban Sketchers movement, and they are fitting their equipment into a pocket or a small bag and producing amazing work that I find myself really looking at and enjoying more that any snapshot taken on my phone. We could be sketching anywhere, open landscapes, urban settings or public places and what you sketch with is totally your call!
So…. A short while back I decided to set myself a little challenge ….. namely to make one sketch (at least) every day for thirty consecutive days!!
Click the link to my blog in the menu to see how it went, I started it on July 30th 2018. There were ups and downs but overall a very worthy experience and one that enlarged my confidence and skillset.
After the thirty day challenge the blog lives on so you can also look at development of artwork and plenty more sketches I have done since the challenge ended inAugust.
I’m looking at other related things now such as alternative mediums, methods and materials. Styles of painting and sketching, reviews of equipment and taking a sketch to the studio and turning it into a painting and who knows, maybe a sale!