More than year ago, my friend and brilliant illustrator Serena Chen, encouraged me to restart my drawing and sketching. I had stopped ever since I was a child. I had lived across the street from an artist who had been teaching my sister and I how to draw and sketch. She eventually moved away and other distractions in life (i.e. the other gender, video games, computers, school) took precedence and I just never thought about it again.
Serena pointed out the Inktober initiative which I thought was brilliant so I leapt at the opportunity to focus and force myself to practice sketching again. I’m still a long way from reclaiming my sketching skills but I am enjoying putting them to use as I’ve attempted to sketch a different part of the Bruce Trail (BT) for each day of October. This is of course based on my own hiking experiences on the BT over the past year or two.
I’ve been posting them regularly on Instagram but in case you missed them, here is a glimpse of a few of my personal favourites:
You’ll may notice that my favourites don’t exactly include a lot of subject matter around trees. Don’t get me wrong, I love that aspect of the Bruce Trail but it gets a little bland when I’m sketching trees all the time. These are some of the most unique aspects of the Bruce Trail that I’ve encountered and have had the opportunity so far to sketch.
Come on over to the full gallery to see all my sketches for Inktober 2015. They are all of the Bruce Trail.