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Ink brush drawings (4)

Hello again;


When I started these few posts with my holiday drawings I was planning to do lots more writing and fewer images. But I’ve changed my mind.

I don’t want to write much when I’m tired (the writing can feel forced, I often delete those posts after a while).

But I have been drawing less lately. At first I thought it was because of being busy. Then because I was tired. Then because I was reading more and discovering unfamiliar authors (about feminism, still following me after my art project)

Then I realised I haven’t been drawing because I still have drawings waiting to be shared.

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Quick sketches. Why?

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Some days I sketch quickly. Maybe because I don’t have much time, or because I haven’t drawn for a couple of days and I want to warm up before spending time on a drawing.

I consider those rushed sketches valuable because they train me to notice subjects I may revisit in future. Continue reading »

Framed sketches


When I was doing an art course I showed my sketchbooks to a teacher. He commented on my drawings and asked if I would be able to display them. I said no: I used both sides of the paper. If I detached any page I’d take part of the drawing on the other side.

He seemed sceptical. Continue reading »

On sharing

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I heard David Shrigley on one of his videos offer advice on how to select works for an exhibition: “show work that you like, so at least one person likes it

Wise words.

These are some sketches (old and new) I did in my bedroom. Continue reading »

Recycled sketchbooks

Making sketchbooks from recycled paper

Hello again;

I’ve been finding things to do in my spare time after the end of my course.

I had lots of paper laying about: papers from worksheets, from presentation sheets, from test prints I liked and from test prints that didn’t work out.

I wanted to hold on to those works: Some are beautiful experiments, others are worksheets with concepts I learned during my course. I didn’t want to let go of those works, and I didn’t want to let old papers take up my space either. I thought of ways I could hold on to them and find them some practical use. Continue reading »

Sketches in London

Hello again;

I’m running out of ideas regarding what to call these posts. I feel tempted to call them by date.

For now I’ll call this one by its content: sketches in London. Most of the images are in Central London and others in more remote parts.

I enjoyed using my brush pen to make quick drawings in recent months. I’ve now moved to using a fine pen, with loose strokes to speed up the process. I’m also using colour, revisiting some previous locations and drawing them differently. Continue reading »

What comes next

I realised after publishing my last post that I hadn’t told you what I was going to do with my holiday drawings.

Don’t worry. I don’t plan to cram them all into a never-ending blog post.

I know you can only take so much of looking at things. Continue reading »