These days I’m even more grateful for my sketchbook since the process of creating cartoon sketches of the people around me not only keeps me tuned into my environment and “in the moment”, but it also gives me a much needed break from the stress of rehearsing and performing. Even better is when my sketches bring in the interest of a passersby and I end up having a fun interaction over them!
Several of my “subjects” looked a little gloomy this week. They might have been thinking about politics, but I won’t go so far as to try and read their thoughts….
This sketch caught the attention of my seatmate on the subway. I told him that sketching and cartooning is just a skill that gets better with practice, but he was convinced that it’s an art.
On one train ride, I was alone in the subway car with no one to sketch, so I based this sketch on one of the ads on the train.
I also challenged myself to sketch a few profile views….
And a full-body sketch, too!
Happiness is being in the moment, doing what you love to do!