Quick-Sketch Journal


After participating in Inktober-Classic 2021, and creating a drawing for every scheduled “prompt,” I decided that I didn’t want to get out of the habit, but that I won’t be doing the “canned” version for either the Inktober 52 (which is a drawing for every week in the year), or future “classic” versions of the regular Inktober.

Instead, I’ve chosen to begun a Quick-Sketch Journal. When I’m sitting and listening to/watching YouTube videos (usually Christian music, sermons, or study topics), I have begun just picking up a pen or pencil to draw a scene I just saw on my monitor, or in the room around me. I’ve started a dozen or so since November 1, but have only posted two of them on Facebook, and I’m starting with just those two here and now. It will be interesting to see how many I have posted by October 31, 2022.

And so it begins…


Quick-Sketch #1 (11/03/2021)
Inspired by…
“Bouquet on a Boulder”
Photo by Gary Minish




Quick-Sketch #2 (11/20/2021)
Inspired by…
“Storming the Pass”
Photo by Gary Minish



Quick-Sketch #3 (01/17/2022)
Inspired by…
“Windy Peak”
Photo by Gary Minish

NOTE: This is a pencil drawing, and without thinking, I used a textured drawing pad, and then I forgot to use a napkin to shield already-drawn items (as in the trees close to center), so there’s a lot of “noise in the picture. The pencil sketch, itself, looks soft, but more clear than this scan. I also didn’t try to get the soft clouds being blown into the frame, from behind the mountain peak. On the other hand, the unintended blurriness around the trees, rather suggests that the wind might be blowing a bit.  😆 

Many More to Come

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