Sketching is more than just a way to pass the time for me. More of an addiction, really, though a pleasant one. Thoughts, feelings, impressions, moods and direct observations seems to find their way onto a surface eventually. Sometimes in form of watercolors. Sometimes oil pastels. Plein air painting also feels a bit like sketching to me. Then there is good old pencils and silverpoint.
As far as I can tell, it all looks like my work. I often hear otherwise. The movement is the same. My objective is always to capture not the details of the object itself, but its underlying energy. All of it reflecting a combination of the environment and my mood at the moment of interpretation.
Still, it confuses people. Yet there is one more way my mind seems to wander. I’ve always wanted to make the world a happier place – so Pop! was born as my small contribution for that. It cheers me up anyway. I’m a particular fan of clouds truth be told.
My suggestion is to pick what you like best and ignore the rest. Goodness knows I can’t.