Memory Exercise Sketch
Today's "Colour Me July!" Sketch is a memory exercise, which I encourage you to try.
Close your eyes and Take a minute to remember a place you've been in childhood. somewhere that holds a happy memory for you. Start with picturing yourself, then in your mind take a look around you, trying to remember where everything is placed. Who is with you in the scene? What buildings are there, if any? What colours do you see - of clothing, vehicles etc. Is it a sunny summers day, or a freezing cold winter? Any particular smells or sounds grabbing your attention?
Hopefully these questions act as a wee springboard to your sketch. And please remember that the object of this exercise is not to produce a finished work of art - be as rough as you like! I've popped mine down below.
In my memory sketch i'm back on Bruilin farm, during the summer holidays as a kid. Wimbledon has been on the telly and we were all going tennis daft. The only problem was that we didn't have a tennis racquets, so one of us had the bright idea of using my Granny's butter clappers instead!
I'm the one in the hat, my sister is in the foreground, and my brother is standing on the concrete box acting as the umpire.
As usual on Bruilinn farm there is a sheep munching away on the grass, and a couple of cheeky hens in the background.
This is how us kids rolled back in the early 80's before games consoles were invented!
I'd love see the results of your 'memory sketches' too. Leave a link in the comments if you're happy to show.
Have a creative day, and see ye tomorra!
ps. At the moment the Wimbledon final is on telly and Andy Murray is winning! Go team Murray!!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.