Morning drawing/Sketching routines
2mo
Christopher Lebreault
Good Day Proko community! I am trying to get myself it the routine of sketching or drawing for 10-15 mins every morning. I did it today (YAY!) but I found myself doing my warm ups... asking myself if this is what I want for my morning time. (This is totally an internal question, just typing out loud) What are some routines you all have for yourselves. Could be morning routines, could be routines in general.
Reply or ask for help
Drop images here to attach them to the message
All posts
Newest
Hank Macleod
I learned recently that allowing yourself to be bored can improve creativity, so I like to limit my predrawing entertainment. I do something mundane and meditative, like eat breakfast without any other stimulation before I draw. It can really help with the enjoyment of sketching warmups and drills. Personally, I start with 5 mins of drills I don't have to think about, like connecting two dots with one smooth stroke, thin to thick lines, thick to thin, ellipses, freehand boxes in perspective from imagination, etc. Then I do some 2- and 5-minute gesture drawings from reference.sketchdaily.net. Then I draw for fun, either a project or just unplanned doodling, then at some point I do a lesson (right now I'm working through Proko's anatomy course). I'd love to hear how your daily sketching is going! That's exactly how I started cultivating a daily art practice, too. I've fallen off the wagon a couple times, but every time I climb back on it gets a little easier. Fingers crossed I've got it figured out this time but honestly what are the chances of that? Good luck to you!
Write reply...
Drop images here to attach them to the message
Christopher Lebreault
That's awesome! The mundane is so difficult for me to be honest, probably because it is so boring 😂 I'll try and learn from you however. My morning routine thus far has been brewing coffee and a 5-10 min morning sketch session. Either a drill of something fun using drill rules. (Every line I draw has to be connected by dots for example) I'm with u too. Ive fallen off a few times. But I think I'm fully on this time
Reply
Alberto Grubessi
it helps to know exactly what you are going to do the day before, for example on monday night i know that on tuesday morning i have to finish my personal illustration or to practice perspective etc. ,My routine is wake up at 6:00 am, get coffee, and then start to work, some warm ups like 3-5 minutes and then i start my practice or whatever i need to do. Hope it helps
Write reply...
Drop images here to attach them to the message