The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Introducing... 'Sketchy Sundays!'

One of my goals for this year was to complete the '75 Day sketch Challenge'.
This involves sketching one thing every single day for 75 days and going straight in with pen - no pencil allowed!


One reason I rarely sketch is that I've always been far too pedantic about it, caring far too much about the result. 

 But sketching isn't about perfection at all...


To me, the idea of sketching is to simply exercise the hand to eye coordination and not to worry too much about the finished page.

...And to have fun!

So, I made my self an extra rule that all of my sketches should be completed in anything from under five minutes and up to  15 minutes maximum!

Today is day 48 and rather than bombard you with all 48 sketches, I thought I'd just pick a few to share. 

Anyway - then I had the idea of introducing 'Sketchy Sundays' to my blog.
This way I can post about my more serious art during the week, but share a fun sketch or two at weekends. 

Also, it will keep me sketching when the challenge is over :0)

Sketching like this is a great way of just having a little creative fun... and it's completely private - I mean, who's going to see?

I definitely won't be showing anyone any of mine.. ;0) 


  1. Hello Sandra,
    very beautiful sketchs!
    A big hug

  2. You do not have to worry about the results. They are all fabulous.

  3. Thank for actually showing some of the sketches. :)
    And I really enjoyed them. Sketches are all about personality and there is a definite Sandra written all over these.

  4. They do all say Sandra loud and clear :)
    and I think they're fabulous too :) xx

  5. Your sketches are so much fun Sandra, and I can see how this would be such a big help. I draw with colored pencil, which can't be erased so I guess that's kind of like a pen right? I am always amazed at how much my skills improve when I spend time drawing instead of just painting. it's like I'm learning how to see all over again. I love the one of your hands by the way. :)))

  6. great challenge and sketches sandra thanks for the link ..i love sketching with pen... making lots of pencil sketches in these days ... look foward to seeing how the glass and apple develop .

  7. I can't wait to see more sketches... I keep saying i am going to do the challenge as I draw most days, but then I get distracted... and looking at this awesome work makes me want to do it again... love your style of drawing and can't wait to see more Sketchy Sundays...xx

  8. Goodness me Sandra, I don't know how you fit it all in? I don't have to go to work now, and I don't seem to have time for anything. Interesting sketches.

  9. Sketchy Sundays is such a great idea and I will look forward to seeing your sketches!! A very good practice.!! of course, my favorite is of your them!!!

  10. Congratulations Sandra for sketching so much!

  11. great sketches. i like the 5 minute rule.

  12. Wow, they are beautiful Sandra, especially the bear ofcourse and the one for Valentine. Okay.... and all the others too :)


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