Monday, 1 May 2017

Miscellaneous Sketchbook // Part 1

Before leaving Falmouth for Easter I decided to buy a sketchbook in order to encourage myself to be creative over the holiday. I knew that if I didn't make a conscious decision to do this then it would be all too easy for me to waste the weeks away without anything arty to show for myself. I tried to replace mindless social media scrolling with doodling, and grabbed my sketchbook and pens when I was watching TV, and have begun to carry it in my bag most days.

All the black line work and writing is done with a Muji pen (sadly about to run out), then I just reverted to childhood and went crazy with felt tips, there's also some crayon, coloured pencil, and watercolour thrown in for good measure.


Some doodles are completely random, there are lots of phrases picked up throughout the day in overheard conversations or quotes from films or songs. I did a bit of observational drawing but I'm not really feeling that at the moment so not much. Anyway, intro over.
























This personal sketchbook is very much a work in progress, I hope to keep going and fill it up. I'm usually guilty of abandoning half-filled books so we'll see how I do. I'm really enjoying the complete freedom of it, working in a non-chronological way so I can start new pages before going back and working on previous ones. I also like having a mixtures of lined and plain pages. You may have noticed I never use pencil for drawing either, I rarely use them anymore...they're so impermanent...and slow.

Oh and incase you didn't see it already, I made this over Easter as well:


8 comments:

  1. WOW WOW WOW WOW

    THIS COMMENT DESERVES ALL CAPS BECAUSE YOU ARE SO SO TALENTED!

    IM SO IMPRESSED!

    Please don't give this up. It's apparent that you're great at this. Love the colours, line weights and use of typefaces!

    Steph
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  2. These are brilliant. Especially as I can't draw a straight line :)
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  3. I love your sketchbook! I like the fact that you mix a lot of great quality drawings with well caligraphy texts! It maybe sounds weird, but I would love to be able to do it, my artist sketchbooks always end up with quick drawings (that when I saw them again, I don't understand what I was trying to represent) and texts with my bad caligraphy that takes me time to read them and I always end up using just blue pen... I'm a mess! That's why I want to be an artist like you!

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    1. Thank you so much :) what a compliment! Definitely keep going, I also get inspired by looking at other peoples work!

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  4. These sketches are fantastic! You're so talented. I wish I could do all of that while watching TV. ;)

    xo
    Bobbi

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