I have scanned my summer holiday sketchbook pages! There was a lot of sketches and I kept putting off scanning them. It would take too much time… I’ll do it next week. No more procrastination – here my holiday sketches, only 10 weeks late.
I wish I had drawn more though – regardless of how long scanning might take. There are lots of moments with family and friends I could have recorded in my holiday sketchbook.
Why did I not make those sketches? I am still shy about drawing people I know. Scared to make a mess of it.
I feel comfortable drawing close family members and unsuspecting strangers. But when I draw friends and other family members a little voice talks in my head. It goes: “They are gonna find it weird to have you draw them”. “You are going to mess it up and they’ll laugh!”. I can’t imagine anyone would laugh at me, but that doesn’t help.
There is a way to shut that voice. It’s to let it talk and draw anyway. The more I draw the quieter the voice will become. I need practice. Fearless sketching, here I come! I shall report on progress.
Holiday sketchbook pages
Here are some of my holiday sketchbook pages. It was lovely to have more time to sketch than usual. I loved sketching landscape scenes outside and I will show more of those sketches in a post on landscape sketching.