2005 Life Drawing Diary →

<> Posted on August 26, 2015 in LifeArt

Reading Ash Furrow's last blog post about life drawing helped me remember how much I enjoyed doing it. In 2005 I started a project to improve my environment drawing skills: I set to go out everyday and draw whatever I found interesting in my sketchbook. I only managed to fill a little bit more than two moleskines but I remember it as one of the most rewarding things I've ever done.

I forced myself to use a fine point pen and a Pentel brush-pen so I couldn't erase anything. Later I also added a watercolor brush-pen to my tool belt to add a wash to the sketches. It immensely helped me grow as an artist and, coupled with a lot of nude life drawing sessions, I finally could escape the 90s comic book style I wasn't able to shake off up to that point. However, due to a lack of time and interest I stopped doing it, but it's one of the things I'm more eager to go back to when time permits.

I've uploaded to Flickr the whole set of sketches, 171 in total, which was lost when I removed my old blog. I think I'll also eventually geotag them just for the sake of it. If you enjoy browsing them just a tiny fraction of how much I enjoyed doing them I'll be happy.

Browse the 2005 Life Drawing Diary album at Flickr



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