10 Minute Sketch Challenge – Japanese Whisky Miniature Bottle

Hey 🙂 How’s your day going? We’ve got a rather grey affair today…so I’m Going Graphite!

I’m trying to make more time to practise drawing, so I sat down for ten minutes to draw a Japanese miniature whisky bottle. Where did it come from? I have no idea. We have three or four little bottles on a kitchen shelf that have assembled from who-knows-where, and this one looked interesting. ‘Cos it’s foreign and ‘cos I like to draw glass (do I like glass? It’s challenging. Yes, I think I like glass. Except when it’s going very wrong. Then I’m not so sure.)


There are lots of not-quite-perfect bits but then, it’s a ten minute challenge. Originally I’d planned on seeing how far I could get with a 2B pencil. In the end the 4b saw some action, and actually I could have kept going…but I won’t. This will go with the others so I can look back in 20 years and see how far I’ve come.

I always start off with slight trepidation with these things, and then the mindfulness kicks in, time slips into the void and I eventually remember my tea, which went cold ages ago. Sorry, tea.