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Pen and Ink Pine Comb Sketch

This is another drawing from my morning sketch practice.  This time I chose to create a sketch of a pine comb using a photo reference.

Pine comb sketch

I am certainly enjoying my new found dedication to sketching.  It is amazing how much calmer and focused my mornings are now that I have began sketching again.

Once I am awake, showered, and dressed I take a seat at my drawing table with a fresh cup of coffee next to me.  I open Pandora and select my favorite classical station, then turn the volume down so it is just loud enough to provide some low background music.  I then pick up my pen and sketch for 30-40 mins.  The act of “no pressure” casual sketching relaxes me and calms my mood.  This seems to set the tone for the remainder of the morning and gets me off to a good start.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike L.

PS, I managed to squeeze in a bit of photography during an ice storm this past weekend.  I hope to publish those photos in a day or two.

17 thoughts on “Pen and Ink Pine Comb Sketch

  1. Wow! It’s a lovely ink-sketch of the pinecone and I especially liked the texture of the branch: great artwork. Like others, I thought your morning routine sounded like a wonderful way to begin the day.

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  2. Great sense of depth there, very well represented.

    Glad the habit is starting to be formed, there’s a theory about sticking with it for 21 days and it’ll become a natural part of your daily life. I’ve found it to be partially true, certainly if I go a few days without drawing then I notice it.

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    1. Thanks, I have been concentrating more on WP and rededicating myself to daily sketching. I am really enjoying the process of loosening up and sketching simply for the pleasure of it! Of course, I’m still on the lookout for photo opps as well.

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