Being an Illustrator, a habit we all innately possess is maintaining a sketchbook. Drawing things, people, environment or anything that catches our eye. The charm about sketchbooks is that it is merely an idea and what you draw inside it can be taken in any direction to form the final Illustration. As I’ve started to draw more regularly into sketchbooks with most of them being outdoor sketches, I’ve noticed a funny but interesting shift in the way I approach drawing.
Most times, either the bench I’m sitting on is too hot, or the angle at which I’m looking at something is absurd but exciting so I find myself in really challenging situations while drawing outside. But I’ve also observed that it’s helped me look at things differently.
I try to capture the essence of a space or object with just basic shapes and colours that best conveys a visual message. Not only does this sharpen you eye but also forms interesting compositions and narratives.
Try it the next time. I’m sure it’ll spin something interesting on paper. =)