Planned themes

I've sketched the same objects around the house multiple times.1 Each time, the result changes—a different perspective, ink or watercolor, big or small, with context or in isolation, quicker or more detailed—and you can perceive an evolving technique.

Similarly, my mini-essays evolve and look at concepts from different perspectives.

It's only through the grouping of the drawing and writing artifacts I produce, looking at them as a whole, that they become one.

But there's more planning I could do to make them a cohesive piece of work.

That's why, on top of last week's weekly slots, I want to set long-term goals regarding what to sketch—imagine a collection of drawings of a given topic—and what to write about, so I can break down topics in small snippets and further develop those ideas a cohesive long-form essay afterward.

It may take me months or years to work toward planned themes. But I'll get there.

  1. For instance, I sketched and shared this tiny, green chameleon back in February 2022. 

October 31, 2023
Nono Martínez Alonso

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Pencil sketch of Nono Martínez Alonso.