|Sketching 365 by Katherine Tyrrell|
I know how important it is. But sometimes the will to pick up a pencil fades and other things clamour for your attention.
What is needed is a post Christmas kick up the backside.
I've long been a fan of Katherine Tyrrell through her great Making A Mark blog. The gold standard of blogs, so when she started talking about her forthcoming book on sketching I knew I had to get a copy.
And last week, courtesy of good old Amazon my copy of Sketching 365 arrived.
Oh my gooodness!
It is packed choc a bloc with so much information, from how to draw to what to use, how to sharpen a pencil even, and drawings on every page. A feast of sketches you wish you'd done yourself, and not all by Katherine but loads of guest artists, different styles, different materials.
I wish I'd had this book at the start of my arty journey. It would have saved a lot of time.
But what it has done is energise my sketch book. The first thing I did after a quick whip through it was sketch the contestants on Mastermind. Two minutes a subject. I like sketching from the telly. They can't see what you're doing.
Contestants on Mastermind 09.01.15