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A New Feature (Maybe)

by Ann-Katrina

Yesterday, I found a new-to-me blog called Between Fact and Fiction and I instantly fell in love. Natalie has a regular feature called Saturday Sketch where she displays her (awesome) sketches. From what I’ve seen so far, her sketches vary between characters in her novels and stories, characters in other books and stories that she’s read, and a few other surprises in between.

Angelica Seeing this, I was not only blown away by her talent, but I was inspired to dust off my own artistic skills which I’d kept locked away since high school. Specifically, it was her post on practice that gave me the idea–I’d love to start my own regular art feature here at Today, I Read… (and possibly at Today, I Wrote…, which I’ve been totally slacking on, but that’s going to change soon).

Getting back to drawing (and watercolor painting) is something I’ve been meaning to do for a very long time. Plus, I’ve been meaning to keep up on my Sunday Salon posting, so doing a Sunday Sketch feature would help. (Saturdays are too busy for me, plus I’ll be too busy checking out Natalie’s sketches. Sundays are the days that I usually lounge around reading and pretending to get things done.)

To help me practice and refine my hand-eye coordination, I’ll start sketching the characters of the book I’m reading and publish with my Sunday Salon post. Maybe one day, I’ll be able to look back at my first sketch and laugh.

* The picture above is a 5-minute sketch I did around 2 o’clock this morning (couldn’t sleep). It’s the MC in a short story I’m writing called The History of Objects. It was drawn in my Moleksine notebook, which has off-white pages and, since I felt lazy, I took the picture with my web cam, so please excuse the picture quality. I promise to avoid laziness for future sketches.

** I owe a huge thank you to Natalie for the idea and inspiration, however, Natalie, if you have any problem with this whatsoever, please let me know.

Comments on A New Feature (Maybe)

  1. # Belle wrote on June 14, 2009 at 10:08 pm:

    This sounds like a lovely new feature – I’m looking forward to seeing more of your artwork!

  2. # Natalie wrote on June 15, 2009 at 1:03 am:

    hehe, why in the world would I have a problem! I think this is great! I really like your style, can’t wait to see more.

    thanks for visiting and being so nice! (also, love your layout! so pretty.)

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on June 16, 2009 at 10:43 am:

    Thank you ladies for stopping by and commenting.

    Belle, now you’re making me nervous. I feel like I have to dig out my best work for display.

    Thanks so much, Natalie, for the seal of approval. But you’re making me a little nervous too. LOL

    (Note to self: Must make sure artwork is worthy of display.)

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