Drawing, new ideas and works in progress.
Drawing of late. It’s an absorbing process to participate in, and I can feel a mental “dusting off” of skills that were in long-term storage in my brain.
I have also been posting a lot of little sketches and thumb nail ideas into my Instagram account, as well as the rest, and oh, there is a lot. This shows the current 9; a series of randomly-chosen subjects drawn with black ink onto a 7.5cmx 7.5cm (that’s 3″x3″, for my counterparts still burdened with the Imperial system) sized note pad.
I’m really enjoying this non-commital system of drawing. It’s not ‘A drawing a day’ so much as ‘A drawing when I damn well feel like it’… and I feel like it a lot right now. The paper is so small, I am not afraid of attempting anything (from strange word typography to a soothing mandala to a spooky forest scene), and the pad is like an unsticky post-it, which means I can tear and share (or tear and discard).
Drawing is not my greatest strength. But it’s not my weakest either, and I would like to maintain a kind of plateau of skill that will mean that if I need to draw a picture to get an idea across better, I can. At anywhere, any time, with a calligraphy brush or graphite pencil or a with a stick in the sand at a beach.