Sketching is on the can-do list so all of my hasty half-formed sketches are currently being refined. The half 'finished' sketch of this leaf is an example.
It has been converted from a free- source pattern to this form. Tidying up the lines and smoothing out the bumps take time, which usually means such sketches stay 'rough' until needed.
I keep a sketch folio of all kinds of things that seem irresistible. Many ideas end up scribbled on bits of paper which would otherwise filter out of my sight and eventually into a bin. On these odd bits are treasures just waiting to be rediscovered.
Keeping them thus for a 'rainy day' (or as in this case, an injured arm day), a look through renews the creative reason that their form was captured in the first place. Nothing inspires like inspiration.
Many of my sketches have no specific purpose yet, but are floating free...waiting to be used in some future project. Having them ready-to-go makes designing projects easier.
This particular leaf is pre determined for a large kiwi-themed quilt pattern, which rough sketches are coming into shape. My floor is currently covered with sketches. I probably should pick them up so someone else can vacuum. ;)