#Sketch50: Capturing the Process

Sketch 50 written in different colors inside banner with Back to Basics in manuscript font
#Sketch50 begins anew with the 2.0 edition. I participated last year as part of my #CreateEveryDay goal and experimented with different mediums along the way. Here's my 2017 #Sketch50 album.

So far in 2018, I have continued to create every day and have been wanting to find another means to capture the creation process besides posting completed creations to Instagram. With the #Sketch50 focusing on process over pretty this year along with the "Five in Five" format, it seems like a great chance to experiment with capturing my analog creation process.

Below is my first attempt at capturing my process with the weekly theme of Back to Basics. I plan on continuing documenting my 5-minute sketches and speeding them up into a one minute clip. I figure by the end of #Sketch50 with the repeated practice, I'll have a better handle on lighting, angles, and setting while also continuing to nurture my creative habits.




31 Days of Patterns

Animation of 31 pattern paintingsFor 2018, I am a committed to continuing my daily habit of creating. The daily challenges offered by CreativeBug makes this super easy with the added benefit of learning new techniques and playing with new mediums. January's monthly challenge was all about painting patterns using gouache, an opaque watercolor to paint patterns.

After 31 Days of Patterns, here are a few takeaways. The most important thing is to start. A blank page can be intimidating in the same way that starting a new project can be or really doing anything new for the first time. With painting, it can be especially terrifying with the placement of color on the page. There is no eraser, there is only moving forward.