Sketch Life 01

Being an architect, I tend to gravitate towards art in whatever form it is.

My two favourites are photography and sketching.
I must mention, however, that I’m not a professional in both. I am a self taught amateur photographer and sketch artist.

I use my mobile phone to take pictures and sketch during my free time. My sketches range from abstract pieces and doodles, to those of celebrities and prominent people. They are not perfect by any means, some turn out really great and some are just pathetic attempts at procrastination. For example, my Bob Marley sketch has to be the best sketch I’ve done! But Malaika Firth and Jhene Aiko didn’t turn out too well, but I love the end result all the same!

Recently, I’ve been meaning to buy myself a painting kit and start experimenting with oil paints, but these things are expensive man! πŸ˜€
Note: Winsor and Newton products are the best for anyone who wishes to pursue art.
So until I can afford to buy myself the painting material, I’ll stick to my photos and sketches (Mama and dad I hope y’all are reading this because I’ve been saying this for months).
Or you, my readers, can help me buy my paints by purchasing some of my pieces πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
Way to market myself huh? It is my blog after all hehe

I’ll share more of my photos in the next post in’shaa’Allah πŸ™‚
Wishing you all a lovely week!






All pictures were taken on my Google Nexus 5 phone.

PS. What do you think of the new Google Nexus 6? From reviews I’ve read and watched, it seems like a better device than it’s predecessor (which is AMAZING) but I’m a little worried about the size.
If any of my readers is lucky enough to own the device, please leave a comment below on what you think of it!


Author: Fatma Sultan

Hello, I'm Fatma Sultan. Architecture is my chosen career path. My love and appreciation for art is larger than I can put in a few words but it all comes down to the freedom to express oneself in so many different ways: painting, sketching, drawing, poetry, writing, photography, furniture design, cooking, pottery and even personal style. I hope to inspire my readers in any way that I can, and at least put a smile on somebody's face. Thanks for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “Sketch Life 01”

  1. Really getting better. I like the integration of live plants in the photography. However….:-D still a bit shaky on the shades, would love to see more depth and deeper tones still…yes i keep repeating this, I KNOW.


    1. I know, I know! I’m trying! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›
      Still working on the shading, slow practice and progress but eventually I’ll get there πŸ™‚
      Hope you’re well!


    1. Imagine I just learnt by looking at other people’s sketches πŸ˜€
      I’m not even as great as I wish to be.. Yet :-/
      Next story, hmm.. I need some mzigo *inside joke* πŸ˜€


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