Day 1 #sketchbookmagic

Day 1 #sketchbookmagic - student project

My name is Fatima A. I'm very new to sketching and drawing. I have always wanted to learn to sketch and decided to take the opportunity to learn as a creative outlet for my grief after my husband of 25 years passed away in May of 2018. With a toddler I rarely have any time to practice, but I feel that's an excuse. I'm a perfectionist - if I'm not perfect on the first try I want to give up. I am trying desperately to let go of that and to just do things. Skillshare and the Skillshare community have been a big help with encouraging me to let go of fear and embrace my imperfections. Sharing my art with others is totally outside of my comfort zone, but I'm trying to be more free and open. Life is too short to not try.

With my Day One sketching, I began with a pencil and very quickly discovered that I didn't like it. It's too easy to go overboard with attempting to make the perfect marks on the page. A sharpie doesn't let me have too many do-overs, lol. I think I like the wabi-sabiness of it - I'm learning to embrace and love the beauty of imperfectness. After all, variety is the spice of life, right?

Day 1 #sketchbookmagic - image 1 - student project