I'm finding myself tensing up again trying to get my illustrations and sketches just so so. The fear in doing that is feeling pressure I place on myself and losing the desire to do anything. So to help myself out, I decided to work a couple of quick loose sketches without any planning or a lot of thought going into it.
This first one I randomly chose a photo from a kayak outing a month or so ago. I jumped right in with paint and brush putting in general areas and shapes of color. Then I went in, again loosely without a lot of thought, with pen and ink to define the subjects.
This one is from a photo taken before we left Fairmont, WV of a portion of a Church downtown. Again, I tried not to allow myself to think grabbing a pen and quickly putting on paper what I saw without worrying about perspective or getting everything exact.
To do quick sketches like this is rather liberating and refreshing. :-)