Here are all 30 of my daily sketches for DoodlewashApril2018. Despite a truly hectic teaching and personal schedule, I have managed to keep up through the last day! Actually, this has been my daily respite from all the other stuff I do, including a commission with a time crunch.
|My accordion fold DIY sketchbook on Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper with front page folded over.|
This easy to make maze book was from an 18x24" sheet of Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper. I am using this opportunity to test out ink, watercolor pencil, Caran D'ache watercolor crayons and traditional watercolor on this paper. I am thinking about recommending it as an economical paper for beginning watercolor students. Nothing is as wonderful as professional quality Arches or Fabriano or Saunders Waterford, though.
|I add each daily sketch where it seems to fit best.|
Each day I look forward to adding the next prompt about childhood pastimes and favorite things. Tree climbing, tether ball (I ruled the playground on tether ball!) and bike riding were my sports.
|We made hundreds of oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies, but Oreos were the absolute best on a camping trip!|
Two things are missing on the TV because they were used as needed: aluminum foil for better reception on the "rabbit ears" antennae and the kid who was designated as remote control, getting up to change channels and adjust the volume.
I see a lot of other people have their sketches in chronological order, date stamped and labeled, but after the first day, which I used as a teaching exercise, I just felt like letting the process flow along with the warm memories. It was fun, being like a kid again. I realize that I now have something even better than an old photo album to view and talk about with my children and grandchildren. I can't wait to see theirs.
Here are the daily prompts for April 2018. If you're wondering where the unicorn is, it's on the carousel. Even I knew there was no such thing as a real unicorn!