An art filled day in London lead to trying to sketch on the train – not great. The sketch below is from a photo I took on the train.
The one below was abandoned due to the ricketiness of the train.
Day fourteen and I’m knackered; not from sketching, but I’ve found it hard to gather any enthusiasm for today’s sketches and it probably shows. Welcome to the world of big-eye and crap hands.
Still, I’m nearly half way through and I’m still enjoying it. Hopefully, I’ll feel inspired and energised after a relaxing weekend.
Here’s some bloke with a toothy smile.
This is pencil on cartridge paper. I wonder what his name is?
I’ve been focusing on people recently because I want some interesting characters to use with my young writers group this Saturday. We’re going to look at advice columns/blogs. I’ll ask them to choose a character and to come up with a problem they need advice on. When they’ve written the problem, I’ll get them to swap with other members of the group and they can then write replies. I think it should be a good exercise for developing characters and stories.
Tonight’s speed sketch is once again in pencil on paper. This is a real quickie as I’m short on time. This is a drawing of a 3D bath toy that a friend brought back from the States in the 90’s.
Hopefully, I’ll have more time tomorrow.
Also, tomorrow I’ll post some writing news regarding publications and readings – after all this is a writing blog.
I have a bit of a hangover today after seeing the incredible The The in Birmingham last night. I’m blaming this for my lack of ideas for today’s sketch – yes, it’s another self-portrait!
My old art college buddy, Clive Russell, pointed out a few areas for development with the last self-portrait and suggested that I draw in pen with no rubbing out. That’s what I’ve done!
The result is okay. It looks a bit like me although the mouth is a bit small and the glasses aren’t quite right.
Drawing with pen means you have to focus on what you’re looking at and be confident in your mark making – something best left for hangover free days.