I like running a couple of sketchbooks at the same time. The first one is for journaling and spontaneous sketching with pencil or gel pen and sometimes charcoal. The second one, which is smaller and lighter, is usually carried with me when I go for a walk with my dog. I like using a marker or brush pen when doing sketches on location. I also have two sketchbooks with heavier paper for watercolor and oil sketches. And the last one is for testing various techniques and newly acquired paint colors.
My aim this year was to sketch daily, but in the end it wasn’t possible unfortunately. But despite that I’m very pleased with all the sketches I created in 2016. And here are some of them.