Today for my Saturday Six-Minute Sketch I thought I’d sketch my one of my son’s cactus plants. He has a few different cacti, and a couple of other plants of other varieties.
Here is a photo of that cactus:
So, as I usually do, I set my timer for six minutes and started sketching. I was busy sketching away, not aware of how much time was passing, when suddenly the timer went off. This is what I’d managed to get in six minutes:
Well, what was I to do? My Saturday blog post is supposed to be a six-minute sketch, but I didn’t want to leave it unfinished. I decided to take a picture of it so I could show what I drew in the six-minute time slot, and then to start a stop watch and continue working.
I still worked fast, trying to bring it to a completed state in as little time as I could. I ended up working for five more minutes. So altogether, today’s finished sketch actually took 11 minutes, I think it was all those pesky cactus spines that got me!
So here is the sketch after 11 minutes, I honestly didn’t notice the white patch on the dirt until just now, or I would have shaded it in before stopping my timer: