Sketchies are small postcard size stream-of-consciousness sketches that I make just after waking up or before going to bed, and sometimes during the day for switching off – mindfully-mindless experiments without limiting myself to a certain topic, technique or style.
They are whatever they want to be: Perfectly imperfect quick doodles with a ballpoint pen, or with elaborate shading, or occasionally watercolour, collage or mixed media. The only thing they have in common is their size: 4″ x 5.5″ (about 10cm x 14cm).
Some of them reappear at some point as colouring pages, as a whole or certain aspects of them. But most of them just disappear into a box.
Now I’ve decided to take a step out of my comfort zone, open that box and share some of its content with you – warts, spots, shaky lines and all 😉 – to encourage you to expand your comfort zone, too, by trying something new.
The Sketchies are in JPG format, suitable for printing and digital colouring. When printed at 100% and 300dpi resolution they are original size. Like with photos, you can adjust the brightness of the greyscale ones according to your taste, which would not be easy to do if they were PDF format.
Interested? 🙂 Read more on the Sketchies page:
- The current Sketchies links
- What you can do with Sketchies
- How you get the Sketchies
- The monthly freebies
- [Examples of coloured in Sketchies – coming]