Sunday, 24 November 2013
It is too cold to be outside drawing, so I went back to the museum today and drew the famous Alfred.
I keep seeing things that I am desperate to draw but I always have the kids and I don't quite know how to draw and keep an eye on children at the same time. Yesterday I went to the station and the light was amazing but I didn't get a chance to draw it but sometime soon I hope to get back there.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Went out drawing yesterday and here is the results. This image represents the coldest I have ever been. It is surely crazy to be out drawing in mid November. This was in Nailsworth and there were some rather lovely sculptures of two white reindeer which I had to then draw. They fit so nicely as part of my theme, which is; a Seasonal Diary. Then whilst I was drawing them a tall man with a full on beard came and stared at me, then took a photo of me, (and I think he must have been Father Christmas). Anyway he obviously had to appear in the drawing too. He is the smudgy character staring directly at me. So today I will be putting up my Christmas tree as it is now clearly that time of year.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Out drawing and painting today. It's a lovely autumn day here but maybe a little nippy. I think my choices of places to draw has also been a bit odd. I have been to a graveyard, the recycle centre and to the top of a hill, on the way to Nailsworth. It's great to be out scribbling, but now I have to go and teach the wee ones to swim without drowning.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
As part of this module, I have to get out and about, drawing in public. I realise, it can't be nice having a complete stranger stare at you intently, whilst scribbling a picture of you, and therefore I am sorry for having to do this, and any discomfort it may have caused. It feels quite invasive. I would say that from my perspective it's pretty uncomfortable too, because so many people like to have a look at what I am doing. This is quite understandable but people always want to come and look just when my pictures have taken a downward turn into becoming a messy incomprehensible scribble. Anyway I shall persist, and I apologise again, in case the next time I am scribbling,it happens to be an incomprehensible scribble of you.
I worked on and off for the company over 7 years as a 2D animator and story artist. I loved my work and only left when I had children and the work couldn't fit around them. It was a wonderful place to work and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
I am really enjoying keeping sketchbooks at the moment. I am trying to live by the mantra; Don't eat, sleep or breath without your sketchbook. Obviously I do eat, sleep and breath without a sketchbook but I am at least carrying it around with me every day so I am heading in the right direction.