Sketchy sketchbook doodles – time to do the challenge again?

It’s been a very long time since I made a daily habit of sketchbook doodles. I do miss it, but the reason I began the daily doodle challenge back in 2008 was because I wasn’t creating art every day and the 30 minute quickie seemed like a good way to jump back into the art pool.

I’ve since then moved into creating larger bits of art on a regular basis.

The thing with the sketchbook doodles, though, is the ability to play and explore, something the projects with deadlines and clients won’t allow me to do. I joined an art study group on Facebook, but the study prompts take a lot longer than 30 minutes to finish adequately and to my satisfaction, which defeats the sketchy sketchbook doodles exercise.

I still have to get back to a daily habit of fun time doodling, but here are some I did recently to get used to the feel of a pencil in my hand again.

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I wonder if I should go back to the ink sketchbook doodles challenge or just keep working in pencil for now.

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