Have we stopped sketching altogether?

Join My 30-Day Sketching Challenge All creatives doubt their abilities from time to time. But could completing one sketch a day help us to stave off those insecurities? I’ve challenged myself to give it a go, and I’d love you to join me. I’m a massive fan of brilliant, uplifting guru, illustrator and designer Stefan […]

Sketch on day 29 of 30

MIX IT UP.   The 30 days are now at an end of the #30daysketching challenge. This sketch is a mix of some of the 30 sketches in one way or another. A reminder not to take things too seriously. A very special thank you to Nathan Howells for drawing with me every day! It’s been […]

Sketch on day 29 of 30

CATNIPPED.   My cats go bonkers on catnip. It’s quite funny to watch. This sketch is a representation of a little bit of catnipped madness. Imagination is limitless. This sketch could be great applied on a range of cat products – starting with catnip ? #sketch30daychallenge – for Instagram hashtag For the full story as to […]

Sketch on day 28 of 30

A SPACE WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.   A great designer will take you to places which you never thought existed. Remember to post your sketches and use #30daysketching – for LinkedIn, Facebook hashtags. And you can join at any time for as long as you want. #sketch30daychallenge – for Instagram hashtag For the full story as to […]

Sketch on day 27 of 30

KNOW YOUR WORTH.   Going along with trends is an easy way to hitch a ride in the current. However, in order to stand out from your competitors, there comes a point where you may need to buck the trend and create a new one. A inventive designer is critical to make this possible. Make 2019 […]

Sketch on day 26 of 30

SHE CRACKS ME UP!   All whippet owners will agree; these dogs are hilarious. Their facial expressions are directly linked to what they’re feeling and thinking. And they often look like Sid from Ice Age! ? Remember to post your sketches and use #30daysketching – for LinkedIn, Facebook hashtags. And you can join at any time […]

Sketch on day 25 of 30

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CALLIGRAPHY AND TYPOGRAPHY?    Yes! Which do you think it is either typography or calligraphy? 1) Mostly done by hand and doesn’t entail a whole alphabet but does entail interaction between letterforms. 2) A translation of lettering into mostly digital or printed assembly of letters to either form an artwork […]

Sketch on day 24 of 30

A TEST OF PATIENCE.    And boy did it pay off! I’m really pleased with the result. Reality sketching is not for sissies and I had no idea it would take me 2.5 hours all for 10x10cm square. Drawing with 0.05 pen takes some doing too. I was really inspired by this wood texture and […]

Sketch on day 23 of 30

I WILL FIT IN.    I find animals do the funniest things sometimes. Our whippet has the most expressive little face and makes us laugh constantly. This is her embarrassed face as she tries very hard to fit into a box the kids made for the cat. What funny things do your pets get up […]

Sketch on day 22 of 30

JUST BE.    We’ve heard it all before a hundred times. BE YOU. BE TRUE etc. It’s become a cliché in a world that expects the maximum from you. Until it’s you. Then it’s no longer cliché. Until you find yourself in a peaceful place where you can just exist. So here’s to Just Be… […]

Sketch on day 21 of 30

SPOT THE FISH.   Have you ever heard of Zendoodling? I haven’t up until today, although I’ve been doing it for years without knowing there was a term for doodling yourself into a zen like state of mind. Zendoodling is done in a freestyle organic way ➿. Zentangling however, is doodles done within constrains of shapes […]

Sketch on day 20 of 30

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO Y’ALL!   Enough said ? Happy eating, drinking, gifting and being merry. Remember to post your sketches and use #30daysketching – for LinkedIn, Facebook hashtags. And you can join at any time for as long as you want. #sketch30daychallenge – for Instagram hashtag For the full story as to why I’m calling this challenge: please […]

Sketch on day 19 of 30

CHOCOLATE, CREAM AND WHISKY.   A chocolate cake roll with yummy cream or mousse made to look like a Yule log. Back in the days when sugar was too expensive to afford, as most spices were, a big log was burned to signify Christmas festivities. Now that sugar is readily available we make a yummy […]

Sketch on day 18 of 30

IT TAKES A VILLAGE…   … to sketch a gingerbread town. Drawing little decorative houses is so time consuming ?. However, making them for real, you at least have the reward of a finger-licking here and there. What traditions do you have at Christmas? Remember to post your sketches and use #30daysketching – for LinkedIn, Facebook […]

Sketch on day 17 of 30

POWERFUL, YET AT YOUR MERCY.  Without looking it up on the internet what do you know about the Blue Whale? Just from general knowledge. Most of you will not have an answer. Those of you who do know something write it in the comments ?. It’s frightening how little we know about our sea friends […]

Sketch on day 16 of 30

WHAT AM I? Test your biology knowledge. If you can guess what this is I’ll be quite impressed. Back by popularity is my scratchboard sketches ? Remember to post your sketches and use #30daysketching – for LinkedIn, Facebook hashtags. And you can join at any time for as long as you want. #sketch30daychallenge – for Instagram […]

Sketch on day 15 of 30

HEART-MELT MOMENT “You know what’s the best thing about family?” “What?” … “Being in it.” Kids say the cutest things. If after a year of hard work, and trying to juggle it all, your kid thinks the best thing about family is being in it, then you have done something very right! Pat yourselves on the back […]

Sketch on day 14 of 30

UNDERESTIMATED There is something hypnotic about jellyfish. Their movement is elegant, predictable and repetitive. In North Queensland, a jellyfish called the irukanji is so venomous it will kill you within two minutes if you receive two meters of tentacle contact. So pretty but rather scary too. Not to be tangled with. Need a new prompt for your sketch today? Sketching can be done on […]

Sketch on day 13 of 30

DEEP IN MY SOUL  Mountains are as much a part of me as my fingerprints. As a little girl, my father (a geologist), would take me up the mountains for natural wonders, clean air, and great views. Often. There was never an excuse not to make it to the top. If you made the effort to […]

Sketch on day 12 (2) of 30

OUT WITH THE MEH AND IN WITH THE AAAH.  Monday is not worth the gloomy feels (and it’s almost over). So, I’m giving you two sketches today. I’ve often wondered what non-artistic people thought of us mad artists. Particularly how we can switch from one mood to the other depending on what we create. For me, if […]