Welcome to Sketch Today

Hi and welcome to  Sketch Today with John O’Neill.

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!!

Have a look through my blog 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.

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!


John 🙂


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About Sketch Today

As far as I can remember I have always seen drawing, doodling and painting as my ‘happy place’ from drawing little soldiers and armoured cars as a little boy on the streets of Belfast, to wives and girlfriends portraits for my homesick shipmates while in the Royal Navy and more recently to plein air sketching while out with my Labradoodle.

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Sketch kit


A friend of mine had a saying I always liked, “you don’t know what you don’t know”…. I hope that makes sense? anyway, here is the kit I will ‘start off’ using, now….. this is a work in progress and It may be spot on or there is a good chance I will need to modify it but the important thing is to get on with it.

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Why not contact me?

My thirty day sketch challenge could be a long and lonely place so why not let me know a bit about you and your thoughts?