Directionless Sketching and Star Wars Day

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Ee-Leng Chang | 0 Comments

The hardest part of doing anything is usually just starting. With sketching and drawing, my main road block is "what should I draw??" So I decided to kickstart a habit of just picking up my sketchbook and pen daily and just drawing anything. Just starting with one line or squiggle, just getting one single mark on the page. And I found that once that single ink dot appeared, lines would come out and some shapes would form and that would trigger my imagination on where to go from there. I also restricted myself to using pens straight away rather than pencil to force myself to commit to each line that I was making and therefore just getting me through to getting some kind of drawing going. As my main goal for this exercise was to trigger ideas, I didn't want to let myself get distracted by the fact that I wasn't drawing something perfectly or the shapes weren't quite right. The point was just draw and let something flow out. 

Anyway, here's a couple of sketches from the past few days of doodling aimlessly:


And one non-aimless one, this one I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted to draw for Star Wars Day:


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