I think the title of this post stands without explanation. Even if things are going poorly, it’s no excuse to not sketch.
The sketch today is the final spread in my small 5.5 x 5.5 inch square journal that I’d made with Rives Lightweight. The paper isn’t up to much ink because all inks bleed into the paper, but the paper is soft and fun to sketch on. The paper isn’t up to paint because all paints, including this Montana Acrylic Marker, bleed through to the other side—so you have to apply it gingerly. But it has been a really fun journal to work in.
This sketch took 10 minutes and being pissed off was probably a good thing—it made me work quickly and stopped me from being fussy.
When I finished the sketch I actually was less mad at Dick. This was due in part to having completed a journal. That always makes me happy. So I indexed the journal and marched it over to the shelf.
It’s good when sketching can bring people together. Especially when they live together.