A Month of Sketches

Sketch every day for a month

Today marked the one month mark of doing a sketch every day. How does it feel now a month has gone by? Amazing! It has totally transformed how I feel about my art and the reasons for doing it. I feel free and relaxed rather than fearful and scared to even start. All those self-doubts of “one day..” and “wouldn’t it be good if..”. Doing is far better than not doing.

They say it takes 30 days to form a habit. I believe all it takes is intention. The days that follow, follow from intention. Before, I used to try sketch for 15 minutes a day or some other made up criteria. The freedom for me was when I took away all self-imposed expectations and just sketch every day. That was it. Doesn’t matter what or for how long, just sketch. Every day. #dailysketch

Sketch every day for a month

Marine Iguana – Part 4 and Photoshop Custom Brushes

Marine Iguana sketch

Today saw some experimentation with custom brushes. Here is how to create lizard scales as a brush preset. In photoshop I drew this simple 128×128 pixel scale pattern and used that as a custom brush…lizard scale brushIt flowed in the direction of my stroke, with a little bit of scatter and pressure variation…

iguana scales brush settings

 

I then finished off my Marine Iguana #dailysketch much quicker than if I had drawn them all by hand..

Marine Iguana sketch