Sketchbook Pages: Hands and Zendoodles!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a sketchbook pages type of post, and that’s mainly because I’ve seriously been slacking off in the sketchbooking department! I’ve been so busy with getting the site back up and working, getting my store up, and writing my ebook that my evenings have been slipping away from me and I haven’t put my pencil to my sketchbook in a while, which is super bad!!

So this week I’ve gotten back on track and started drawing in my sketchbook again. I’m going to make it my goal to draw in my sketchbook at least every other day. I want to do it every day, but let’s face it, it doesn’t always happen. So here’s what I have in my sketchbook at the moment:

Hands! I have a serious love/hate relationship with them. I hate drawing them because they're so hard, but they look so elegant when they're done correctly and can make a huge impact on the feeling of a drawing or character.
Hands! I have a serious love/hate relationship with them. I hate drawing them because they’re so hard, but they look so elegant when they’re done correctly and can make a huge impact on the feeling of a drawing or character.

These hands are from the hands challenge by Senshi Stock I shared with you guys in a previous blog post. I printed off a few of them and taped them into my sketchbook, so whenever I’m ready to draw they’re there waiting for me.  I want to work my way through all of them and hopefully come out of it more confident when it comes to drawing hands 🙂

And also, this isn’t my sketchbook, but I wanted to share a couple zendoodle drawings I’ve done lately:

A zentangle-inspired drawing on colored background!
A zentangle-inspired drawing on colored background!
The colored background lets me use my white Gellyroll pen, I love the extra dimension the white highlights give!
The colored background lets me use my white Gellyroll pen, I love the extra dimension the white highlights give!

These are in my Midori notebook, which I’m using as a planner and sketchbook in one.  These drawings were done on colored paper, and I love how they look with the added white highlight. I’ll be doing a video soon on how I have my Midori notebook set up, and I’ll share the other drawings I’ve done in it at that point.

So I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek at what’s going on in my planner and my sketchbook! What aspect of drawing do you struggle the most with? Let me know in a comment below! Thanks so much for stopping by, and till next time, keep creating!

-Ashley <3

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