Got Pencil?



To get better at anything you need to put in the time. People often ask how long it takes me to create some piece of art and the answer for drawing a face is 10-15 minutes plus 40 years. I’ve been drawing and playing with art since I was a child. I’m never ‘done’, never felt like I knew everything there was to know about creating art, and always want to keep moving forward. Even if I only have a few minutes here or there, there’s always time to do a quick little sketch. Most of my sketches are rough, not finished graphite masterpieces, but they provide a structure to make future artwork from, so it’s not only a great way to wind down at the end of the day, but a great beginning for another day.

9 responses

  1. I truly admire your discipline and sometimes wish you could bottle it. But I know I have to find discipline within myself. I try to do something art related every day. Doesn’t always happen but I keep trying.

  2. Pam you’re one of my” inspiration muse” and since I saw the lesson on interweave I tried to capture something from you, especially your knoledge about colours!! you’re great! Kisses from Italy and see you in other lessons ( unfortunately I’m not near you…sob!!)

  3. So true Pam..and aren’t you the one who keeps a sketchbook or paper in different spots in the house so you can capture quick sketches anytime? The sketches look great! You’ve always been good to put in the practice. I agree working every day makes the difference.

  4. Hi Pam,
    I just finished unpacking my boxes into my redone studio. I am fine tuning a few things today and then I can begin again, my daily practices. You are a wonderful inspiration and art friend. I have your crow where I can see it and remember our delightful time in Irvine!

  5. Loved the way you worded your experience, 15 minutes backed up by 40 years. A great weekend inspiration for myself. I think Iwill spend those last 15 minutes of each day drawing. Thanks, pam

  6. This is VERY GOOD ADVICE and a GREAT reminder that creating art is a process to teach our sub- conscious minds the ‘how to’s’. All of our doodles and sketching goes into our art mind vault and like a bank account, we can withDRAW them later. : )

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