Title: Sketch by Sketch
Source: 100 Word Challenge – Thin Spiral Notebook
It’s been a while since I last did this! So, as a humble offering – and to dip my toes back in, hopefully to get back into routine, my entry for the 100 word challenge this week after it migrated to Thin Spiral Notebook! Inspired by my recent attempts to pick up sketching again.
It felt foreign, pencil scritching away on paper. She’d never known those motions, only imitated them, trying to catch hold of something she never truly understood.
Writing was easier – she knew how to form sentences, to write, to punctuate for effect. But drawing – it was simple enough. Look at image. Process through mind. Copy image onto paper. Remember proportion, lighting, shading.
She looked at her sketch – its shaky lines, its lopsided eyes, the heavily slanted face. She picked up an eraser, and scrubbed at the wrinkled, pencil-marked paper, wiping it clean. Maybe this time she wouldn’t rumple the paper.