[the occasional] Dumb Sketch

Backing away from the daily sketching of 2015, to observe more slowly and acutely.

Lesson E: Pause. (#359)

Sketching forces me to slow to a stop.


To sketch anything I have to stop and observe. And that usually means physically stopping: stopping movement, stop walking, stop talking. In that moment of cessation I am now free to focus and observe. It’s the only way I know to start to see detail. I have to pause.

And I like that.


About kirkistan

Kirk Livingston is a copywriter in St. Paul.

4 comments on “Lesson E: Pause. (#359)

  1. ann christina
    December 25, 2015

    That´s what I like about it too. It´s very calming. Very nice little sketch!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura (Createarteveryday)
    December 25, 2015

    Amen! It’s the best feeling ever. The pausing. Merry Christmas, Kirk!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo
    December 26, 2015

    We are always so busy…thanks for the reminder! (K)

    Liked by 1 person

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