28 Jan 2010

Finding Lessons (and more importantly Applying them)

The lesson for me this week is from an Q&A session by Emma Vieceli  (check out http://www.emmavieceli.com/about/ ) from her The Emma Vieceli Residency on the Warren Ellis Whitechapel Message Board   http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/comments.php?DiscussionID=7631&page=1#Item_0

The lesson is about PATIENCE.  This is something I've always struggled with and as Emma puts it
"I know in myself that I can technically apply myself to anything, any of us can, often what holds us back is our patience, and mine is awful. I get frustrated if I spend too long on one thing. I need to teach myself to spend longer on things XD XD"
It seems like simple advice, but it really rang true for me.  Looking back it probably is the single biggest thing that has stopped me progressing.  So I took that advice and ran with it (or should that be walked slowly?), anyway, this is what I ended up with. 
I know it's a rubbish scan, but I had to squeeze my bound A3 sketch book into my A4 scanner and then stitch the two scans together but I think you'll get the idea and I will be trying to get a better scan to put up here..

Until next time


25 Jan 2010

Where do I go from here?

So, I've really been struggling with where I should go with this Blog (or if I should even worry about where it goes, should it just develop naturally?). I don't want it just to be a place where I chuck a few sketches every now and then.
I have been thinking about directions to take and where my heart really lies. I think I have come to a decision. I can't say it will be more interesting, but I will try. And I really do want it to be something I feel involved with and not something I just do.
So.... for now I am just putting up these pictures of my set up as it is. The drawing table is brand new and replaces "lying on the floor with a pad". I've not really tried it out yet, but I will.
If you happen upon this blog, or if I've directed you here, please feel free to leave some comments to let me know I'm not alone in the world.

Farewell for now


17 Jan 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

To celebrate my birthday tomorrow. My birthday cake drawn for me by El.

16 Jan 2010

Special Offer!!! 3 for the price of 1

See, here is 3 for you. Now don't say I don't do anything for you!

12 Jan 2010

A new post already!! Only two days after the last one.

Just a quick sketch. This is a dog that I used to see when I was in Peru. He lived and slept on an old wooden bridge across a pretty busy road. He seemed pretty healthy. Although thinking back, this is pretty much the position he was in every time I saw him. Anyway just another one to put out there.

10 Jan 2010

100110 (How cool is today's date??)

Ok so I did this late last night as part of my "I must make more effort" thing. Obviously drawn from a photo. Which is a good thing really as I don't want Tibetan guys wandering around my bedroom at midnight!!

5 Jan 2010


My first post of the new decade! I guess I should start the year with something bigger than a few sketches.. so here it is.