2020 is the year where I really wanted to focus on my goals and passion. I normally enter “Reading challenge” in Goodreads, for the past 4 years I am failing in this challenge. This year, I will succeed as I am reading books on drawing and sketching which is my passion. If you are not aware of Goodreads challenge, it is a simple challenge where we need to specify the number of books we wish to read in a year and as we read a book we need to update the list. The count will be automatically updated. At the end of the year we can see if we have achieved the goals, it really motivates us to read more books. Books are the best friends a human can have 😀.
“Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal” book by Samantha Dion Baker
I came across “Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal” book by Samantha Dion Baker. Please do visit her Instagram feed, her feed is filled with lots of sketch and inspiration. Her Instagram handle is sdionbakerdesign
This book is not about how to draw but rather a book to find out inspiration in our daily life. How we can find interesting stuff to draw if we have a monotonous life. The examples and the art prompts are good for anyone who is stuck with what to draw. She also inspires new artists not to worry about the mistakes and how practice makes us a better artist.
I loved her creativity and enthusiasm, the way she fills her journal page. Inspired by her book, I drew two pages in her style.I used Van Gogh Artist portable watercolor set (15 color), the pigments of this watercolor are rich and the quality is good.
A day in my life
I made Hummus and Chicken tikka , I loved capturing the details as the base ingredient Tahini was bought from Dubai market. This sketch made me to think about my Dubai trip, I realized how drawing makes us to inspire and revive good memories.
Let us know your favourite authors and your inspiration. Check out her book in Amazon and her Instagram feed.