These are some of the "sketches" I've been doing everyday for about 2 years now. They are almost all done from life, either views I've encountered out-of-doors or in the mirror or around someone's house.
I usually sketch first in ink with a Platinum Carbon pen or a Lamy Safarai fountain pen with Platinum Carbon Ink. My journal of choice is Stillman & Birn Beta Series, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", portrait orientation. Watercolors are a varitey of Artist's Grade pigments.
Sketching every day is strengthening my drawing skills, helping me refine my ideas about composition, giving me lots of practice with color, and creating a sort of memoir at the same time.
Original Watercolors by Leslie Rich