Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Sketches - Week 12

Spring Bird Nest

Welcome to Friday Sketches.  This week I'm reveling in spring which has arrived in all its glory and I don't even know where to begin with sketching. There is so much beauty around me right now it's a little overwhelming. 

Spring Bird Nest

It is important to me to get out with my sketchbook as much as possible and scribble.  My quick sketches are not elegant, and certainly not very good, but my sketchbook is not about perfection, it is about process.

Spring Bird Nest

Sketching helps me sharpen my observation skills, a vital part of being an artists.  Many people shy away from quick sketches because they thing they are not good, but they don't get it!  It's not about being good, it's about doing it. 

 That's why I started Friday Sketches.  I want to encourage as many people as possible to get out with a sketchbook, not a phone or a camera, but a sketchbook.  And only those who try it will understand why it is so important.

Here are some wonderful sketches from the participants of Friday Sketches - Week 11.  

Pencil & Wing
In Laila's Corner
Hawkeseye's heART
Joy Corcoran
Mixed Up Art
Dazzled By Life

 Thank you to everyone who is sharing there wonderful work, be sure to visit their blogs and let them know you appreciate them.

If you'd like to share your sketchbook or art journal pages, please link your specific post or image using the link below.  And remember, please put  link back to here in your blog post.

(It's also Paint Party Friday, so be sure to get into your Artists Play Room, and get Creative Every Day in your Art Journal Every Day.)
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for checking in. xx