OK, so here you have it: my Top 10 Sketches of this year! 2020 has been an insane year. But with all the difficulties and challenges, I managed to still do a bunch of sketching! I chose the following 10 sketches for several reasons. At the bottom of the post you will see a collage of all the sketches with dates. These are the dates of posts where you can go back and read more stories about the sketch. I learned a ton and can’t wait to explore more in 2021!
The next few sketches were done during Oliver Hoeller’s “Bending Reality” class. I grew so much in that class, and have incorporated many techniques in my sketches since June and July. I learned to work looser….
I learned to exaggerate differences between buildings and subjects…
I learned to create humor….
And I learned to take my new skills into the field….
As the fall wore on, I still got out to sketch. I spent more time around my hometown looking for things to sketch, but still came across some fun ones!
Finally, I chose this recent sketch. I like all the elements, from the food truck, the brown dumpster, the flag, and the cones. There were just layers of interest in that scene.
I can reflect back on 2020 and remember many things, both good and bad. But I think my sketching helped me stay sane, and I’ll be doing even more of it in 2021! Thanks to all of my readers, I so appreciate your support and feedback! Thanks for spending the time to check out my sketches and reading my stories. I hope I’ve inspired you during 2020 as well, and best wishes for a New Year!