No, I'm not advocating for mindless doodling, however sketching without a specific purpose other than experimenting, practicing or testing new compositions can be a very productive of an artist's time. I decided to spend the last week just sketching in my sketchbooks rather than do any production art. My first round of sketching was to just fill several pages with small sketches of hot rods based on photographs I've taken at car shows. I went straight to pen, starting with one element of the car and sketching out from there. Each small sketch took about five to eight minutes and I fit five to seven sketches on each 9x11 page. There was no rhyme or reason, no planned composition, just fit a few sketches on each page and overlapping doesn't matter. This was good drawing practice.
|Model T Ford Hot Rod Sketches|
|Model A Ford Hot Rod Sketches|
|1932 Ford Hot Rod Sketches|
|1932 Ford Sedan Hot Rod Sketch|
|1934 Ford Hot Rod Sketch|
|Abandoned GMC Truck Sketch|