I recently attended some life drawing classes at All the Young Nudes in Glasgow, and it inspired me to start my own timed sketches, to help speed up my drawing and painting process. I found a range of subjects that interested me, got out my sketchbook, pencils and a black fine tip pen, along with my iPhone, where I could set the alarm for a specific time frame.

I started off with a few subjects in my head, including a daschshund (the dog I’d love to have), and an Audi TT (the car I’d love to drive). Then I started to ask some family and friends to throw in a few suggestions.

They were asked to suggest:

  • a subject to draw, and
  • give me a set time

I’ve added a new page called Time to Sketch and I’ll be adding new sketches regularly. Here are the first few!

PS – I’m always looking for inspiration for these timed sketches, so feel free to suggest a sketch, stating the subject and time allowance! I will post my sketch on this page,  along with your name.