A Sketcher’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, Everyone

Every year, on January 1st, we’re supposed to make resolutions so that we can break them before the end of the month.  I’ve generally taken issue with this nonsense and last year announced that I wouldn’t be making resolutions.  I’m taking a different approach this year.  Here are my resolutions for 2016.

  • I will sketch almost every day, just like I have for the past four years.
  • I will do as much sketching on location as I possibly can, just like I have for the past four years (at least 90% of my sketching is on location).
  • I will sketch with friends as often as I can coerce them to sketch with me, just as I have for the past four years.
  • I will stubbornly cling to my fountain pens as my principal sketching tools, just as I have for the past four years.
  • I will work hard towards the goal of staying alive for the entire year, just as I have for the last four years.
  • I will look forward to saying that I’ve been sketching for five years, just as I have for the last four years.

Ok…that should be enough.  I am now properly resolved for 2016.  How about you?

8 Responses to “A Sketcher’s Resolutions”

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  1. Viktoria says:

    Exchange four for 1½ and I´ll sign it! Ok, maybe I´m not as enamoured with the fountain pen, but I´m working on figuring out which tools suit me the best. I think sketching is health inducing, so hopefully the more sketching you do, the longer you´ll live! 😀

    Happy New Year!

  2. Parka says:

    Mine has been “I’ll sketch more this year” for the past few years. LOL.

  3. Julana says:

    Happy New Year from the Buckeye State, Larry! May 2016 be good to you. I try to sketch about five days out of seven. Would love to have friends who sketched, and the historic venues you have up there. Still, enjoy tracking the world here on paper.

    • Hi Julana,
      I was born in Toledo so it’s good to hear from a ‘local’ 🙂 You’re right that we have some interesting architecture to draw here in Quebec City but from watching activities of urban sketchers around the world

      I’ve come to the conclusion, though, that it doesn’t matter where you live, there are interesting things to draw. One of the untapped (by me) subjects in Quebec City are the back alleys in the older parts of town. Yesterday I was drawing 6″ square decorative carvings in a chapel. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. It sounds like you’ve found your way and I hope your 2016 will be great. — Larry

  4. Don McNulty says:

    Happy New Year!