My morning routine from my sketchbook!
I have been taking an online sketching course through Sketchbook Skool called
Polishing and it is FABULOUS! It is full of great inspiration, and the weekly sketch assignments have kept me on track while growing in my drawing adventure. The first week’s homework was to draw your day in comic format.
Using the comic format was a bit new to me , and admittedly, I was a little intimidated! Sometimes I struggle to keep my drawing simple and not over-do the details. Comics are all about picking out the key visual pieces to effective tell your story visually.
An interesting thing I am learning about the creative process is that if you sense an edge, or uncomfortable challenge in front of you, lean into it. You will more often times than not surprise yourself!
This philosophy is parallel to the idea of leaning into difficulties in the Buddhist tradition, in order to overcome them. Pema Chodron is able to illustrate this beautifully in When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Great read, and amazing how connections can be made between Buddhist thought and the creative process.
So, I offer you my vision of my daily routine.
Enjoy, and happy Tuesday folks!