Episode #61: Drawing From Imagination

Sketching Stuff Episode 61 Album Art Drawing From Imagination

Episode #61: Drawing From Imagination
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Hi again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! One of things that’s been challenging for me on my art journey is to continue to challenge myself. To step outside of my lovely comfort zone and try completely new things. This can always be a bit scary, as that fear of failure creeps along with a touch of self-doubt. But, what I’ve learned is that if I just DO what I want to try next, I’ll often surprise myself. Sure, I may not get exactly what I had in my mind to appear on paper, but what I learn in the process is worth its weight in gold. Indeed, some of my favorite and most memorable moments in sketching stuff each day have come from trying new techniques and approaches.

I’m not even sure yet if I’ve found a single approach that I love most. But, my own style comes through no matter what technique I might try next. In this collection of stories, I chose some of the illustrations that appeared while I was being a bit more daring. From scribbling to stippling, to simply letting my imagination choose what appeared on the page, these are a few of the moments in my own journey that have surprised me most. Sometimes, it’s okay to not have a plan when you start something. Those moments can end up being the most creative moments of all. So, I hope you’ll enjoy this next set of stories that magically appeared while I was drawing from imagination.

6 Comments
  1. Sandra Strait 1 month ago

    Another fabulous podcast, Charlie! Thank you so much for a pleasant morning listening to your delightful ramblings, read as only you can read them!

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      Charlie O'Shields 1 month ago

      Aww thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoyed this and that I got to spend part of the morning with you!

  2. Joanne 1 month ago

    Thanks for showing up Charlie, enjoyed your doodlewashes and stories!

  3. Mary Roff 1 month ago

    Enjoyed the podcast as always!! Thanks for always brightening the day!

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      Charlie O'Shields 1 month ago

      Aww yay! So happy I could brighten your day. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕

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