Some years ago, I came across a book called “Everyday Matters” by Danny Gregory. It’s a moving and uplifting book, all sketches and handwritten notes, a jounal of the everyday moments of his life. I’ve since bought several other books of his, noticing each time how his sketching changed as his skill grew from daily practice.
I have just completed my first week of Danny’s online sketching school, six weeks and six different teachers offering their tips on drawing. Some 800 plus sketchers have signed up from all over the globe, sketching and posting our most ordinary but meaningful moments. I’m hoping that this will give me the practise and discipline to join that wonderful community Urban Sketchers, so I can really get into the ribs of drawing streets on the hoof.
Somehow, capturing our own everyday matters really helps us see our surroundings with fresh eyes, no matter what the subject is….
All these sketches took between 5 and 15 minutes.
Thanks for reading and more sensible stuff on the next post…Burslem in technicolour!
2 thoughts on “Sketching the Week”
I love Danny Gregory’s work and have even gotten the library to buy in a couple of his books. Such an inspiration. Also so nice to see an artist that I consider to be great in their own right have a shared love of another artist and taking inspiration from them. Particularly love your dog and poundstretcher drawings. Keep up the fab work 🙂
Thank You Lisa! That is so encouraging for me. Danny Gregory is quite a hero as he has ploughed his own furrow through thick and thin and still comes up smiling. Glad you like the sketches, it has been fun drawing the everyday stuff.