I did a thing! I saw on Instagram there was a OneWeek100People sketch challenge March 5th – March 9th. Which is really only 5 days, and not proper week, but time is relative. My goal was to sketch 20 people a day. It sounded like a lot at first, but as I got into it, it was fun! I began looking forward to sketching each day. I sketched from TV paused screen, photos in my phone of family, Instagram friends, google search for mug shots, magazines I have around the house. I did some faces, some urban sketching style crowds. I finished a day early to boot!
My sketches aren’t great, but they are fairly recognizable. My oldest son mentioned wearing his ‘waffle shirt’ in the sketch I did of him from a photo of his 21st birthday. I learned what watercolors make a variety of skin tones, and which ones don’t work out so well. I learned shading more is sometimes better than less, and that noses are weird.
I’m not freaked out about adding people to a sketch now.