Sketching Ain’t Easy These Days

It’s now 2018 and I’m hoping there will be fewer doctor and physio appointments this year.  I’ve tried to doodle my way through the last few months of 2017, working on using my elbow and shoulder more and my wrists less.  I draw small, though and find that transition to be tough sledding, particularly for drawing small-size curves that my wrist just won’t do.

Nevertheless, if I made any resolution for 2018 it was to get back to drawing.  This morning I decided to draw a scene from a photo.  My wrist was feeling “pretty good” which is my shorthand term for “it’s not locked up and doesn’t hurt constantly” and so I grabbed a Platinum Carbon pen and a 5×7 piece of Fabriano Artistico CP and tried to capture a photo I had of Quebec’s Finance Building.  The pen isn’t flowing like it once did, probably because I’m being too careful about how I’m moving my hand, but I did produce a sketch and I share it with you here.

Hopefully things will improve as I get back into it.  I sure hope so because Liz Steel’s new watercolour course starts January 10th and I hope to do a lot of fuzzy stick practice ‘real soon.’

7 thoughts on “Sketching Ain’t Easy These Days

  1. This is very nice Larry. So your taking Liz’s course next week? So am I… I wish you all the best for 2018 and mainly to get back with your sketching without any pain. Diane

  2. Looking forward to hearing about Liz’s course! I passed on this one, but I’m sure it will be fantastic.

    • I’m a loyalist. Liz does so much for the sketching community by way of the free stuff she posts that I feel obligated to sign up for everything she sells 🙂 Besides, I like Liz’s teaching style.

    • I’m not sure there’s going to be any ‘recovery,’ Alan. It’s more a matter of living with it and working around it. I’m hopeful I can do that.

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