I’ve read in order to sketch more you should keep your sketch book and pen with you at all times and keep your sketching materials simple enough so you can carry it without them weighing you down. So, I have decided to exclusively work with four items for the next few weeks in an attempt to stop making excuses!
Sailor DE Brush Stroke Pen (55 Degrees Nib Angle) – This pen is a lovely pen which gives you many variable lines. It is like having 3 pens in one. I will blog about this soon because the ink you use does make a huge difference.
Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens – Although I prefer brushes, the watercolour brushes are so easy to carry around.
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Mini Paint Set – By limiting myself to less colours (8 half pans compared to my usual 24 half pans) I am hoping this will keep my sketches simple.
Winsor & Newton Heavy Weight Sketchbook – This is a 5.5″ x 5.5″ and seems to take ink and watercolour well.
It did feel very strange not to have all my pens and brushes to hand but I was able to quickly sketch my little one playing and wash some watercolour all within 10 minutes.
I am hoping this minimal approach to sketching will help me to develop a daily sketching habit. I definitely have less excuses to not sketch more!
Do you have any tips to help me become a daily sketcher?