Sketchbook_Desk

Last week I noticed that drawing every single day got me thinking ahead to future daily drawing projects that I might want to start when this one is finished.

Since then, I’ve tried to avoid getting carried away with over thinking things and have just been taking things one day, and one drawing, at a time. And I’ve noticed something else happening this week. I draw my daily flower and then, if I’m at a bit of a loose end, I want to draw some more. It’s not a chore and it’s not tiring, it’s just something I want to do.

So over the weekend I found myself filling pages in one of my tiny sketchbooks with doodles of eyes, noses, hands, hairstyles and feet. Maybe I’ll start playing around with putting some of them together to draw a character. Or maybe not, I don’t know. For the moment I’m just enjoying using my sketchbooks more and more as a place to play and experiment.

It seems like, at the moment at least, the more I draw, the more I want to draw. It’s as if this creative habit has sort of become second nature without me realising it was happening.

Have you got a creative habit that you use to fill spare moments in the day? And have your creative projects ever led you off in unexpected directions?