Sketch Your Life: One Month of Daily Sketching | Skillshare Projects

Rosalba L.

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Sketch Your Life: One Month of Daily Sketching

Day 14: Sketching Materials

My little sketch kit consists of:

  • Winsor & Newton Sketchers Pocket Watercolor Set
  • Pentel Waterbrush
  • Uni-Ball Vision Stick Rollerball Pen - Fine Tip.  I love this because it's waterproof and alot cheaper than the Sakura Pigma Micron Pens.


Day 13: Family

I sketched my husband.  We've been married for close to 30 years and he's a 'keeper' :-)


I also want to thank you Elisa because thanks to doing this monthly daily sketching challenge I was brave enough for the very first time to take my sketch book when we went out for lunch at this lovely country style Japanese restaurant and I did 2 sketches.  

The first of the light fixtures they have which are made of thick tree branches,wrapped in yute cord and then have a paper collage lamp shade.  I think they are the coolest and they are huge.


The 2nd is of two ladies eating their lunch.


Day 12: Things I Collect

I basically love to collect any handmade crafts from other countries. But my passion is ethnic textiles.  I love their bright colors, designs, and textures.


Day 11: Vegetables

I love corn [or in Spanish: Maiz] because it's the base for a lot of my favorite foods:

  • Tortillas
  • Tamales
  • Corn Chowder
  • Corn Bread
  • Corn on the cob 


Day 10: Appliance

My Nutribullet which I use every morning to make my breakfast, a protein smoothie.  I love this because it's easy to clean and it makes a healthy breakfast fast.


Day 9: Clothes

I'm not much into fashion and if I find something that I like and fits me I will just buy it in different colors, like my Hanes T-shirts in both short and long sleeve.  I love them because they fit me good, they don't shrink alot, last forever, come in a ton of different colors, and they are very inexpensive - so if I ruin one, no big deal.


Day 8: Shoes

I love to wear these shoes in summer.  They are my white leather Keds. Sketching shoes was a lot harder than I thought :-)


Day 7: Book

Every day I have my morning cup of coffee.


Day 6: Book

I have this beautiful book my husband gave me for Christmas one year. It's Hans Christian Anderson's The Complete Failry Tales.  The cover is a purple color with gold embossing.


Day 5: Fruit

I've been trying to eat more apples so this was the fruit I decided to sketch.  I was not very pleased with my first attempt and decided to try a different approach with my second attempt.  I liked my 2nd apple much better!  I'm really enjoying learning what I should do with the 'pen' and what I should do with the watercolors.

The little journal that I'm using has good quality paper but it's not watercolor paper and even though it takes the watercolor okay you can't go over the watercolor because the paper does no like it.




Day 4: Building

There's this shopping center near my home that has some very nice architecture and I love the cupolas they have on some of the buildings.


Day 3: Lunch

This was my lunch. A salad that had chicken, spinach, corn, and red pepper.  I had a hard time with the painting part of this sketch because the bowl for my salad was black and if I painted the inside black it would not have looked like much :-)  I decided to leave the inside white.


Day 2: Tree

I started by trying to draw the tree and it wasn't coming out very good and then it dawned on my to just do the branches with watercolors and I was pleased with the results.

This is a pine tree in my neightbor's yard and I can see it from my kitchen window.

We get some wicked winds were I live and the tree leans.


Day 1: Self Portrait

I've never tried to do a self-portrait but thought what the heck and gave it a go :-) 


Hi Elisa,

First of all, thanks for posting instructions on how to upload.  This is my first time creating a project on Skillshare so your instructions were VERY helpfull :-)

I took your class [Sketch Your Life] and found it very inspiring.  This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time and your approach is very straight-forward and simple. I love that you encourage using minimal supplies.  When you posted this workshop it was the starting point I needed to get going.


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