In Context—PumpkinsNovember 10, 2017
I really enjoy the fall because there are so many pumpkins around to sketch. I love playing with angle of where I’m sitting and how the pumpkin is turned because it can look so different.
Mostly pumpkins give me an excuse to move the brush pen across the page. If you don’t have much time for your drawing practice this weekend, take a moment to draw something like a pumpkin, over and over, quickly—maybe 5 to 10 minutes maximum—throughout the weekend. Change where you sit, change the angle or side of the object you show yourself. Set up a light to cast shadows across the form.
Don’t wait for inspiration to strike, go out and chase it in the lines you make and the traction you feel from the tool against the page.
At the end of the weekend you’ll have a lot of observation down on the page. And you’ll be warmed up and ready to sketch your way through the week, knowing how valuable every little bit of time can be.