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I always think it’s good to learn new things and expand your skillset. Over the last few months I’ve been MIA because I have taken on a new job role in order to expand my web development skills.
It’s a Monday to Friday, nine-to-fiver which takes an hour train travel in the morning and on the way home. That’s two hours a day.
Rather than spending these two hours staring aimlessly into space, I’ve been instead choosing to capture the broad variety of fellow commuters I see every day in my pocket sketchbook. Here are a few so far…
The COL-ERASE pencils (above) are just lovely to draw with, and I’m doing pretty much all of my drawings with them. There are quite tricky to find depending on where you are but definitely worth a try.
Welcome back. The last few days I have been getting back into pencil. Since I found the brush pen, I’ve been working mostly in ink. I recently became conscious of neglecting my bread and butter, the pencil. As I feel I need to keep all my skills sharp, here’s are a few pencil creations I’ve done recently:
A floating gentleman on his mobile device. He’s floating. It looks like his eyes are closed but actually he is looking down at his phone, I just need to be better is all. CONTINUE READING…
The bane of being able to draw things, means that for special occasions I find I generally have to make cards for people close to me, or at least “do a drawing” for them. I only blame myself, because I started doing it at a young age and feel I am expected to do it forever more. It’s not so bad if I plan ahead of time and come up with an idea.
The flipside is that when it comes to actual gifts, giving a drawing or picture becomes a good escape plan when stuck for present ideas.
Here are a few personalised gifts I’ve created for people in the last couple of weeks:
A portrait of someone’s dog for their birthday. [Black ink, brown/grey fineliner, blue pencil] CONTINUE READING…
Hope you’re having a good hour! Those that subscribe to my newsletter might remember that a while back I was working on a swimming picture. I’m still working on that swimming picture but have since decided to change the theme slightly.
The more I worked on it the more the setting of a swimming pool seemed so boring to me, but I still wanted to challenge myself with trying to catch this mid-stroke swimmer from a unusual angle, so I decided to take the scene out to sea. Here are a few thumbnails I’ve sketched out so far:
I’ve decided to pretty much break up with social medias. They’re just too much of a bloody time-suck for me, and they take more than they give back, which just isn’t a fair relationship. Instead, I’ve decided to just post regularly here on my blog from now on.
I aim to put up more short posts which will still include my usual ramblings but will also be the latest things I’ve been drawing day-to-day, including quite a few sketches that have been hidden in my sketchbooks.
I thought I’d kick off with a few here:
Here is a lady testing out the latest of some sort of technological innovation! What a time we live in? This machine CONTINUE READING…