As I’m prone to do these days, I was sitting around, listening to a podcast when a pen leaped into my hand and drew a rock. I thought, that’s ok, but it needs a friend. So I drew another rock. Pretty soon I had a pile of rocks so I put a bit of sand in front of the pile, a bit of ocean and sky behind it, and I had a landscape…well, sort of. In truth the rocks don’t go together as well as they would if I were drawing them on location but l’m ignoring that and sharing it with you.
I’m still walking, and still doing 2-min sketches. I’m finding that while these are sloppy and unsatisfying, they have gone a long way to remove the “couped up” feeling that isolation was causing me. Now I go out almost anticipating those couple minutes where I put pen to paper. How are you adjusting to your new situation? Any tricks?