I have always admired people who have that relaxed and fearless state of mind to be able to work in the ‘sketch book style’
People like Danny Greggory who see’s his art as a comment on the everyday, taking it from the mundane to something that matters, to have the motivation to draw anything and everything that presents to him. It was also a way for him to survive his ‘monkey mind’ whilst going through a very difficult period in his life. Which is in itself a valid enough reason. We all need to escape that incessant chatter from time to time.
I am forever, and I mean FOREVER telling my students to enjoy the ‘pleasure of the doing’ and that the outcome is secondary. It doesn’t matter what other people think of your painting, it’s only what you think that matters and that the process is the most important thing.
So with the enjoyment and the ‘doing’ in mind I have embarked on some sketchbook work myself, including posting some videos on my YouTube channel for people to do and the feedback is very rewarding. I am also enjoying it.
So if you don’t, think you can’t or even can’t be bothered have a go, have a scribble, just scrawl about with a pen and some watercolour crayons. And if you need any help get in touch with me and we can scrawl together.