Joseph Hallenbeck

Mushrooms Sketch

A friend of mine (Alex Stommes) started keeping a sketch journal last summer. His plan was to post a sketch every day to the journal. The idea of this process was that it would encourage an active involvement in the art and a deadline to produce something each day. I found the idea intriguing and the results quite superb. By the end of the summer he improved immensely, and he continues to post new material regularly.

I wanted to start my own journal, but with my all my ongoing projects keeping a daily journal would require far more commitment than I could muster. Nonetheless, I still want to try, so I’m starting a weekly sketch journal. Every Friday, I will post something that I’m working on and hopefully this will encourage me to draw something each week (even if it’s just furiously scribbling at 11:30 PM on Friday night).

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