The art challenge for the Documented Life Project for week 43 was to: “Sketch what you see right now.”
Usually when the challenge is issued (on Saturdays), I read it but don’t always have opportunity to start the challenge right away. However, my brain always starts working on figuring out what I am going to do. I usually have a mental image of what I want my project to look like by the time I start actually working on it. So when I read the challenge but couldn’t start on anything at that moment, I felt like I would be cheating when I sat down to “sketch what I saw right now” if I allowed myself time to “plan” mentally. When I finally had opportunity to sketch, I decided to sit on the couch and draw something in the living room. The end of the old trunk I use as a coffee table caught my eye.
So I sketched the end of my trunk with graphite drawing pencils and a red colored pencil for the lettering.
It’s not often that I wake up before my kiddos, but this particular morning they slept in. I got the coffee started and sat down at the table. I wanted to do a rough sketch and not spend a whole lot of time on it since I knew my time alone would be short. I used colored pencils to draw my bowl of pumpkins.