354. Free Draw Friday – Gnome

There is always something inherently sad about Garden Gnomes. Like they were once real, cast in stone and painted over, stuck for life. This poor fellow looks surprised, and lost his cargo from his wheelbarrow. That’s no life for a Garden Gnome.

This is a one pomodoro sketch. I use Clockwork Tomato on my phone and set it to one pomodoro, listening to the meditating kitchen timer sound. If you are not familiar with the pomodoro technique, it’s a popular focus and timebox method. I have 25 minutes to sketch, finalize, and if there is time, color. If the pomodoro rings, stop!

You can use of course multiple pomodoro’s to finish your drawing, but being constrained to only 25 minutes gives a pleasant feeling as you know in limited time you can’t spend too much time on detail. The sketch needs to be done in roughly 10-15 minutes, to spare some time to color. Or if there is less time left, make the sketch look better and not color. It is surprising what one can do in that short amount of time.

It’s late and I had a lot to do, so I definately didn’t wanted to strain myself further drawing for hours.

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