I recently picked up a pen again with an urge to draw, I'd forgotten how much fun it is. It was mostly inspired by discovering the fantastic work of Terry Song, his ability to capture a moment so quickly and simply is a skill I'm hoping to acquire.
To get back into it I've been using a great online Gesture Drawing Tool and reading the Walt Stanchfield notes. The gesture tool cycles images at timed intervals of 30 secs, and I hurriedly scribble down what I can. It has really helped speed up my eye after so long away from drawing. Though good drawings aren't really the point of the exercise, occasionally I was pleased how some of them turned out.
This has really helped me to focus on speed and clarity when out and about with my sketchbook. I've still a long way to go, but I'm having fun with it.
So this is the start of more posts. I'm not promising to post everyday or anything like that, but there will be more. Thanks for looking.