Sketching is a huge part of design and is a great way to gain inspiration, or get through a sticking point in a design project. I feel like a lot of designers forget how helpful a sketch pad can be to the quality of work we do.
My wife happens to be an artist and graduated from Westminster college with a fine arts degree, and she is an amazing artist… She recently started a 30 day sketch challenge where she will do a simple sketch everyday for 30 days. I was impressed by what she has done and decided it looked like fun, so I have challenged myself to do the same. I quickly realized that I am out of practice and my sketching isn’t what it used to be… So for 30 days I’m going to post what I do, whether my sketches look terrible or not.
Here are days 1 through 7…
One of my passions in life has been cycling… If you are a cyclist you might recognize the great Peter Sagan, and the Tour De France Devil.
A Chukar Partridge… a great upland bird in the high deserts, and a son of a gun to hunt.
Another love of mine is my dog, Jackson. Best dog ever, and great hunting partner.
So yeah, the sketches are rough, but it’s been nice unplugging once in a while and taking time to sketch. Even if you are not good at it and don’t consider yourself an artist, it’s a great way to relax and let your creative side work with out too much effort.