I’ve started my walking and sketching again. Walking I’ve always done, but now I’ve started taking the sketching stuff along again. I’ve also decided to do it a bit different from now on. The sketches will be very quick. The walking is about exercise firstly after all and stopping too often or for too long breaks my rhythm. On these sketchercise walks I will also only take my sketchercise journal(a lovely watercolour sketchbook, covered in red linen) and a rotring pen or pencil. I don’t want to carry a lot of stuff and I don’t want to fiddle with art supplies. I simply stop and do a sketch while standing, close the book and start walking again. I do a maximum of three sketches and they need to be very quick. Two to three minutes at the very most.

…all sketches done in sketchercise sketchbook, 18x25cm….

The sketches I did this morning were only about two minutes each and only in pencil. I added a wash at home. By making quick notes on the sketch,  it  helps work the memory for when I want to add a splash of colour at home. It works really great.  I achieve a lot…. get good walking in without breaking my rhythm and I get quick “unthinking” , almost blind contour drawing sketches done AND a posting as well! Leaves ample time to get on with the rest of my day and do decent art in the atelier or go out for some good sketching, with decent art supplies.

This is a fallen tree over part of the river which happened with the big storms that passed thr0ugh France about a month ago.

13 thoughts on “Sketchercise walk 22 March.

  1. The look so fresh and alive, Ronell. I am amazed when people do 2-minute sketches. I am such a slow-poke, myself.
    Sounds like a wonderful plan and the weather should be getting more springlike for you soon, if not by now.

  2. So lively and fresh! You amaze me.
    I have been good about walking, but I am not sure I could sketch anything in 2 minutes. I am going to give it a try though!

  3. I like the idea of incorporating the walking and sketching. You did great sketches. I really like the second one of the bench. Nicely done!!

  4. Lovely sketches, Ronell and I admire your discipline. I like to travel light when I sketch but I find myself frustrated if I’ve forgotten something I want when I’m out sketching. Maybe if I purposely left stuff behind I wouldn’t be so frustrated.

  5. Hello! I just stumbled here again thinking of you..grand idea the sketching..you are soo good..I will look into a rotring pen and pencil and sketchercise book..Ronelle..were you just blessed or did you also take lessons? Tout est beau.

  6. Have a good trip to Coin Perdu, Ronell, and a wonderful two weeks. I hope the weather will be all you need for sketching.

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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