Friday, February 26, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Sketch & Draw

1. to slow down and really see the nature of an object, person or landscape

2. to create a habit

3. to practice & improve skills

4. to relax and enjoy a form of meditation

5. to explore different styles

6. to experiment with media

7. to collect ideas for future projects

8. to play with line and color

9. to document travel experiences

10. to capture a moment in time

What makes you want to sketch or draw?


Diva Kreszl said...

yes, drawing something does require closer inspection and we always see something new!

Createology said...

I would love to sketch or draw however I do not know how. Your little birdies are wonderful. I really like your 10 reasons too. Keep creating...

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks for your oomments. I'd encourage you to take a class on drawing, sketching or visual journaling. Doodling also helps one to see and play with line.

Gwen said...

I love your little birds, there is so much expression! I agree with you about drawing, and I admire you for being in a group so you practice it frequently!

I tend to go for long stretches when I don't draw or sketch, even though I really enjoy doing it, and learn something everytime I take the time to do it!

Herm said...

Love your birdies! for sure I'll take the drawing class.

Butterfly Works said...

I have had such a good time browsing your colorful and unique blog...I will definitely be back.
I hope you will come and visit me; I'd love to have you.
Hugs and Blessings,

Lorri Scott said...

I love your bird drawing, sweet.

cynthia said...

Thanks for these reminders, Paula. All very good reasons to keep up the habit!