Are you thinking about Sketching Daily (or at least more often)?
Let’s see the 8 benefits to draw anytime without pressure and happiness.
At the end of this article,
you may feel inspired to start drawing daily by tomorrow or even today! : )
8 Reasons why it is fun to draw daily!
- Take it easy.
- Green sketching.
- Never get bored with sketching.
- Drawing = Meditate.
- Discover new places.
- Daily drawing album.
- Connect with people.
- Drawing challenge!
Why? To feel inspired all the time!
I’ve just gone to an Ice cream shop.
Since I had a salty dinner,
I needed a bit of sweetness.
I upgraded my coffee ice cream
for this puppy face made of
extra white chocolate toppings.
This puppy art was pretty creative and cute.
It gave me the feeling to draw something.
My ballpoint pen was in my pocket like every day)
- I took the pen,
- I looked around me,
- Saw a lizard outside the window,
- And draw it!
Find daily references around you to sketch.
8 Reasons to Start Drawing Daily
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner
or a professional artist or designer.
There are plenty of benefits of drawing for leisure.
1. Embrace your mistakes
Drawing daily, you replace the “Fear of failing” with “Having fun at failing”.
You get used to seeing your mistakes every day.
Mistakes are your friends.
So take it easy!
2. Green sketching
Draw daily on any cheap support and it will help you
release the pressure of making bad drawings.
Drawing on an expensive Sketchbook
or Special “Layout paper for Copic markers” can paralyze.
Here you want to draw on free support:
- Toilet paper,
- Old invoices,
- Old medical prescriptions,
- Draft paper,
- Recycled paper,
- Paper from the printer,
- Anything basically with a blank surface (waiting for your ink).
You would have thrown these papers away.
Why not give them a second life with your input of creativity?
It could be pretty charming and creative.
+ Another great support to consider is your skin!
Draw some “ephemeral tattoo”, it’s washable. : )
3. Sketching is entertaining!
You hang out with your imagination.
You don’t need your mobile phone to entertain you.
Take anything around you as a subject to draw.
If you draw in public, and you found something,
feel free to laugh alone (like when you watch a movie).
Never get bored.
When you draw, it’s your moment.
4. Drawing = Meditate
Your body and mind don’t need any cigarettes,
drugs, or alcohol to feel better.
Anytime during the day, start drawing and you will escape from reality.
Your mind will be entering a bubble of creativity,
where noise around you has no effect on you – as well as your daily problems.
Your stress will disappear.
5. Find new places to draw!
Stop drawing only at home, office, or at work.
Start drawing in a new context.
Every new place is a new inspiration!
Arouse your imagination!
Get out of your routine, and draw new things in new places.
You could create a Travel sketchbook!
You will be more attentive to details and more connected to the present moment.
These experiences will help you to learn a lot more about yourself as well.
6. Draw with a sketchbook
Like a photo album, compile your sketches in an album.
It will record your souvenirs.
The day you reopen your sketchbook,
all your feelings at that moment
will come back rushing in your heart.
You are not only storing drawings but your emotions.
If you like the idea, you may start a daily sketch journal.
7. Draw with your friends and family!
Drawing has something magic in anyone’s eyes.
Enjoy sharing these magic moments at drawing together
with your kids, friends, girlfriend, grandparents…
8. Start drawing challenge!
Don’t wait for Inktober or Produktober to start a daily drawing challenge.
They are amazingly inspiring.
the idea behind this is for you to do your own anytime in the year! :).
Some artists like to do it by theme.
For example Daily animal challenge, Daily People challenge…
If you study product design,
you could do a daily “kitchenware challenge”
or any category of product to focus on.
To me, I like to vary the topics by doing many challenges.
It’s a lot of fun!
Because I draw with a different style for, products, concept art, architecture, people, sneakers, fashion…
However, the most fun moment is when I experiment with new things by mixing my drawing styles.
(Example: drawing product design with a fashion illustration style)
See something cool? Draw it!
Drawing daily is as simple as that.
No pressure. No expectation. Just fun.
Some days, you will doodle something ugly, and that’s ok.
Because some days you’ll realize your progress, and do great things!
And that will be wonderful!