TV Sketches – Watch and Draw

The kids go to bed, and my hubby and I get an hour or two of “time together”. That will sometimes mean an after hours meal, but usually it means tv time. When we’ve both had long days, we, like so many others, melt into a static pile of goo in front of a couple of our favorite programs.

Sometimes being a pile of goo in front of the screen gets a little dull, though. Yesno? So, drawing while watching engages my brain just enough to keep me interested, but not so much that it’s exhausting me after an already exhausting day.

Some samples from the last few nights:

I find though, even after a long stretch of being crazy busy with life, if I haven’t had time to sketch, I feel like an empty hollow begins to form in my life. Okay, I know you’re thinking, maybe it’s the sitting in front of the tv that’s giving you that hollow feeling.  You aren’t wrong. Still, I can remain in front of the tele, and sketch along and feel a whole lot better about the direction of my sad existence.   In fact, if I’m not drawing while watching a show, I might be crocheting, or hand stitching something, or eating nachos.  It’s difficult to just sit there and watch for too long. Heck, sometimes I even opt out and read one of those, what are they called? Oh, yeah! Books!

Is this something you experience? Time to mix it up. Try drawing along with your favorite prime time crime drama, or romcom. Doodle. Enjoy. Be free.

More about Julie Prescesky

Julie spends much of her time paying attention to what's happening around her. At Design Inkarnation, she's head designer, illustrator, writer and creative problem solver.

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