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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…
Another year has passed and another InkTober is upon us! Hot dog! For those that don’t know, InkTober is a challenge where you must create one ink-based drawing each day for the full 31 days of October. The challenge was created by artist Jake Parker and has been running for a few years now. Anybody can do it and full details can be found here: The InkTober Challenge.
Last year I decided to do my first Inktober challenge. I approached the 31 days as an opportunity to challenge my speed and perspective skills by adhering to a set of predefined rules, including a strict one hour time limit and prohibiting the use of reference material.