Sunday, 31 July 2011

Step by Step

Okay so this is the most sketch I've produced in the last 2 was drawn entirely from imagination just sat in the garden with a cupper tea and the dogs (not sure what it says about my state of mind). I'm going to have a go at developing it step by step into a finished piece and see how far I can push it.

At the moment anything I even think about putting colour on goes disastrously wrong, with the exception of my sister's birthday card which was done with coloured pencils so I think I'm probably going to start from there...

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Papergirl Newcastle

Okay so I've just finished working on a couple of small pieces that I will be posting off to Papergirl Newcastle tomorrow morning. If you've never heard of a 'Papergirl' project, then it's basically where a group of cyclists distribute artwork on a designated date to members of the was originally started in Berlin back in 2006 and Newcastle's will be launching itself next month.
But you should really check out their blog or facebook page, as they do a much better job of explaining it then I do...

And if you've got any free time around their launch get in touch with them and lend a hand, I just might see you there!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Doodle Swap Project

Well I recently took part in the latest round of the Doodle Swap Project, where you produce a small amount (usually no more then 10) doodles of trading card side and swap them. This time round there was no theme so I just randomly drew whatever came to mind or happened to be in front of me at the time.

Most were done just using my HB Steadlier mechanical pencil, that I can't live without (seriously lost one in Birmingham and lost all ability to draw). Really enjoying just using pencil again, maybe I should just give up on colour altogether, and concentrate on binding my work together (no two things I draw ever look like they were done by the same person).

Well hopefully I'll manage to keep this blog a little more up to date now that I'm back in the swing of things (I'm always more productive when having a rough time, sod's law really isn't it?). In the meantime I fully encourage you to go sign up for the Doodle Swap Project between August 8-15 for the next round; you can find them here