And now it's time for reflection. Gather all your sketches.
Answer these questions (you can do it silently, but it'd be better to do it out loud):
- What do your works have in common?
- What elements do you draw unconsciously? Which do ones you keep adding to your sketches?
- Did you use different techniques and materials throughout the marathon, or did you draw everything using the same tools and techniques?
- Which ones were the easiest to use for you?
- When did you feel progress and pleasure without experiencing art blocks?
- When you looked at the references, what color schemes did you pay attention to? Did you like contrasting colors or vice versa - pastel shades? Warm, cold, bright, acidic, organic?
Write the keywords that came to your mind right in your sketchbook.
- What topic did you like the most? Was it, for example, a difficult topic when you drew a sweeping composition?
If I were talking about my style, I would write out: warm, autumn, runes, ethnic, organic, nature, branches, pumpkins, raccoons.
Keep this sheet. The next time you start an illustration on a free topic, look at your notes and try to draw something based on your keywords alone. These are the keywords for your style.