February sketches


Whoa! I completely skipped posting my daily sketches and didn’t even realize it. So, here is an update of some of my favorite Hobonichi sketches from February.

Part of my problem is that I am forever feeling self conscious about my sketches. And the Hobo has proven to be a personal space (which I love). So I think I feel a bit hesitant to share. But I need to get over it.

Thoughts about the Hobonichi: I am still loving this little journal in so many ways. You can see from the pages, that there are quotes on each two day spread. I love them. I feel like it gives me a little glimpse into Japanese popular culture, something of which I know nothing about. But I feel like it is expanding my world just the tiniest bit. Also, I love the moon phases at the top of the page. I am finding myself very in tune with the moon this year so far, and I think this has a lot to do with it.

In addition to the daily sketches in my Hobo, I’ve been doing other drawing. I’ve started a series of blind contour self portraits that I’m really having fun with. I’ll post some of those in a future post.

I’m also going through a book called “Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner” and have produced some simple line drawings that I’m really liking. I feel like there is something so pure about a simple line drawing and I’m enjoying the process.


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