Sunday, 25 March 2012

Today's scribbles

So, two drawings this afternoon, roughly A4 in size. I used black marker and a thinner ink pen to build up the lines. I was trying to get a slightly better grasp of this new style I've been trying out, I really think there is a lot can be done with it. I'm very happy with how the progress is coming but I know there is still a lot more work to be done, but at least I feel like it's definitely going somewhere! I've put them in the order in which I drew them and I think you can already see quite a difference - the second one looks much more solid.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sketchbook stuff: playing with lines

Sorry for the lack of recent posts, here are a few pages from my sketchbook....

This is a quick sketch of my friend Holly. Just taken from a photo, I liked her expression...I think it's a very 'Holly' face!

I like these two sketches of Kenneth a lot, I am really happy with the style. I was just trying to develop further some of the mark making I use in some of my other drawings and I like how it turned out. I have actually drawn up a large scale drawing of the top sketch of him on grey paper. I feel this technique is definitely going somewhere...just going to keep working with it for a while and see what I end up with.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Frosted window panes...

Chrismas is coming...only 9 days until I arrive back in Edinburgh! So I put that wonderful, fuzzy, festive, feeling to good use and decorated my window with lots of paper snowflakes:

There are 32 in total, one stuck in each square of glass and then three strings of four are hung by the curtain pole in front of the pane. So anyway....need to think about finishing my Christmas shopping soon!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Back to the Birds

The latest finished piece from the Bird series: A2, red biro on grey paper

Happy days

Today has been the best day in a long time...


1. Skype just randomly started working and I got to see mum and dad for the first time in AGES!

2. I have been catching up with a very old friend who I hadn't spoken to in years and it feels like no time has passed at all. I can't express how wonderful that is.

3. My day has been full of drawing, lots of speed sketches ranging from 5 - 20 mins each.

Here we have a quick sketch of James, spent 14 mins on it to be exact. Just pencil on paper.

Later I went back to a using my slightly uglier style of drawing. Drew this pic of Jamie in 10 mins, used several different photos as reference and just kind of made it up as I went along. I really enjoyed drawing it and found it incredibly easy, I think he's got such a great face too so was really chuffed when he volenteered as a subject for me! He did a great self portrait of himself in first year at art school which I will never forget - think it's still my fave art piece I ever saw in my time at DOJ. I wonder what became of it.