Practicing daily sketching – not easy! #1 – 9

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4th week of November’s Art Every Day and also in NaBloPoMo

November 23rd

Day #23 of AEDM and NaBloPoMo – and I am going to take it easy on blogging today, just a very few words.

I got up very early today, 5:20 am, but instead of browsing the internet or starting this post, I continued where I had left of last night. Sketching.

There is a site called Sketch Daily where you enter a few parameters e.g. female, cloth or not etc. and then you are presented with photos of models in a multitude of poses. There is also a timer and you may set it from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Being that I am only starting out at ‘sort of’ life sketching, I set it to 10 minutes. But, of course, you may pause or skip or fast forward. It is a great tool to improve your skills. Although it can be very frustrating, too. Like, when you give it your best shot, but then 10 minutes are over and your sketch looks like crap. Oh well, as I said – improve your skills. That is exactly what I aim to be doing, especially on this long weekend ahead of us.Cheers,



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Sketch Daily

On the rocky road to getting better at sketching – all on my iPad Pro in ProCreate App

7 thoughts on “Practicing daily sketching – not easy! #1 – 9”

  1. Claudia, very cool sketches! I’ve done a few nude female drawings which turned out ok for my first attempt. I need to devote more time to perfect my skill and ease of drawing. I find when I’m relaxed then I do my best work. Have you always been artistic? Did you take classes in high school or college or self-taught? You do remarkably well! Thanks for illustrating your work in the vid – good idea!

    • Hi Cathy, I think you could say that I have always been ‘artistic’. I loved any kind of drawing and painting since I was a kid through high school and into the beginnings of my career. Then I stopped mostly except for photography until maybe 10 or 15 years. I was always scared of the human form so back then I took a few classes on live drawing a nude model, which was a lot of fun, a lot of fun.Then with a few moves and new jobs again, I did not devote much or any time to it. But now, I have changed that and am trying to really get back into it and get better. And it really does help to … just draw. It might not turn out perfect (see above sketches), but so what? They are sketches. They are not the perfect drawing for an exhibition. I hope you will find your way back to drawing. And maybe you’ll share some of it with me on sARTurday 🙂

  2. You, my friend, are incredible. You are gifted, and I am very impressed. You amaze me. Truly. I love to watch your process, to see the artwork come to life. I want to see you open an exhibit someday.

  3. Okay, so you know she is TOTALLY my aesthetic!! Ha – love it. Cool site – I love it for photography ideas. Because I have no idea how to shoot people. (um, wait… a good thing? haha) Gives some great ideas. So I’m behind… expect an explosion of comments.

  4. Your sketches are amazing! Daily sketching is a marvelous habit to develop, but I hate to admit that I’m not very good at. Sorry it took me so long to reciprocate to the comment you left on my blog… Blessings!


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