Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

Just Draw

April 21, 2011

I’ve always been a firm believer in sketchbooks. I think it’s vital for any creative to keep paper and writing implements within arms reach at all times. I myself have got sketchbooks of all shapes and sizes in almost all the rooms in my house as well pocket-sized and bag friendly pads.
But having paper around is one thing, having ideas around is another. And I guess I just haven’t been having any ideas lately. I dunno if it’s because of the mental weight of commissioned work or even the stresses of trying to find work but nothings really been poppin in the noggin.
SO this week I’ve just been saying to myself ‘just draw’ just for the fun of drawing, like back in my school days where I’d plaster my jotters with ninja turtles and monsters along with the odd link or sonic. Mainly because I much prefered dreaming away in my own little world than listening to the teacher.

Right I’ll shut up now, here’s a scan of my sketchbook(click it for a larger view). I’m going to try really hard to get one up once or twice a week.

Take care!

nx

Sketchbooks should be Sketchy

November 7, 2010

I’ve had a bit of an ‘off’ week, well in an art sense at least. I’m not quite sure what it is but recently I’veĀ  just not been very happy with anything I’ve been drawing.

So I had a wee think and decided that for the next while I’m going to take a step away from my usual style and spend some time on more analytical stuff i.e trying to draw things outside of my own head.

So I bought a new sketchbook which will be known as my sketchy sketchbook. I know it sounds a bit silly but I have about 7 or 8 sketchbooks on the go at the moment, all for different purposes, some are for ideas for paintings, some are visual diaries and journals and some are for finals but untill now I’ve never actually had one to practice my drawing and experiment in.

I mainly plan to just carry it about and pop something in everyday, whether it’s a man on the bus, a piece of furniture around the house or just anything that stays still. Here’s what I put in today…

My friend Alan, looking like a cartoon.

An ill-proportioned drawing of my dads head.

A nudey man (taken from photograph).

I’m hoping that if I keep it up it might improve my drawing skills somewhat and help me ‘loosen’ up a bit, something that my art teachers always nudged me towards before I packed in college.

Well that’s all for today, take care and wrap up warm!

nx

Sketchbook Entry 24/9/10

September 24, 2010

I was thinking about this on the bus earlier, I think the hardest task for an artist of any type is to get out what’s exactly in their head. It’s something I definitely aspire to, to be able to put onto paper the exact imagine I’m imagining is my ultimate goal and it’s why I try to keep learning and try different approaches and mediums whenever I can.

Having that said, I did this with my new tablet earlier.

take care

Nx


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