Stretching and ‘Twingling’

A brand new kourse at Sketchbook Skool started a week and a half ago and it's all about stretching - trying new methods, styles, materials in our sketchbooks. The first teacher was Jonathan Twingley, an artist and illustrator from New York and his klass was brilliant. The main homework involved drawing without thinking, getting back [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|Drawing|2 Comments

Creative Links #19: Sketching Small, New York Blossom and Having Fun Getting Things Done

Every week I share a few links to things I've enjoyed online recently. Here's this week's selection - enjoy! Susan Piver wrote about how counter-productive it can be to force yourself to get stuff done and suggests that it's possible to be disciplined without being mean to yourself. Vivienne Gucwa is a fine art travel [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|Creative Links|0 Comments

Drawing on Tinted Paper

A new semester at Sketchbook Skool started last Friday so I'm currently working on the assignment for Jonathan Twingley's klass, which is totally different from the kind of thing I normally do. The semester is all about 'Stretching' though so it seems appropriate. I still have some of the weekly email assignments to work on, [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Drawing|1 Comment

Creating a Story on a Page

I'm doing these interim Sketchbook Skool assignments in some sort of random order. This week the email prompt was from Veronica Lawlor who suggested a way to create a story on a sketchbook page. Her idea was to spend around 2 hours in a busy place sketching all the little stories you see while you [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Drawing|2 Comments