Life has been hectic lately. More on that another day, but time and energy for daily sketching has been hard to come by. On those days when I'm feeling brain dead and tired but want to sketch, I'll select a project from one of these books - Mendelowitz's Guide to Drawing (I've had my copy for a while) or The New Creative Artist: A Guide To Developing Your Creative Spirit. This time I selected a value exercise from A Guide to Drawing and used one of the thumbnail drawings in my sketchbook. It's different from my typical drawings and there's not much to it but I like the general idea. I may develop this idea further. Maybe being tired is good for my inspiration.