Inktober 2018: Week 1

Last minute, I decided to try Inktober again this year. I made a point of not buying anything new, cutting up some watercolour paper and just doing it. This week I’ve focused on UK Folklore/mythology. Next week I’d like to improve my photos (I keep taking them after work at night), find my Sakura MicronsContinue reading “Inktober 2018: Week 1”

A Tale of 3 Art Styles

When I draw people it comes out in a kind of comic book/Black Hole inspired way with lots of black lines and sketchy shadows: When I draw animals & nature its always more detailed and sort of fantasy-like: And when I draw patterns its minimal and fun, mostly with a limited colour palette: I alsoContinue reading “A Tale of 3 Art Styles”

Paintboxfox

Just before Christmas my friend Emily & I got talking about our struggles with creativity and trying to get back in to drawing & painting regularly. Out of this conversation and over the course of the next little while came a little project – Paintboxfox. We decided to collaborate on an ongoing joint *thing*. WeContinue reading “Paintboxfox”

Self Portraits & Blog Direction

I’ve taken self portraits ever since I got in to photography at 16. Setting up my £5 tripod from Tesco (which only got replaced last Christmas!!??), adjusting the self timer and focus and sitting by myself in front of the camera. They were always emotion-based; I’ve always found it easier to get across how I’m feelingContinue reading “Self Portraits & Blog Direction”

Inside My Sketchbook: 7

I started a new sketchbook. The Leuchtturm one I was using had been bugging me since I started it, so instead of beating myself up for not using it, and in turn hardly sketching at all – I opened one that had been waiting in the wings for a while now. Surprise surprise, I reallyContinue reading “Inside My Sketchbook: 7”

Inside My Sketchbook: 6

Drawing is a struggle for me, it has been, probably, for the last few years. I couldn’t think for the life of me why, as drawing and painting has always been one of the biggest parts of who I am. Then I watched a recent video from MAIS2, and saw one of those usually annoyingContinue reading “Inside My Sketchbook: 6”

Inside My Sketchbook: 5

I’m not feeling very inspired to draw at the moment, but I’m trying to push through that and just draw whatever, even if I think its super boring/predictable! I’m also not getting on with this Leuchtturm sketchbook. It doesn’t like watercolour at all (!!!) and I’m finding it very limiting, and not in a bring-out-your-creativityContinue reading “Inside My Sketchbook: 5”

Inside My Sketchbook: 5

I’m not feeling very inspired to draw at the moment, but I’m trying to push through that and just draw whatever, even if I think its super boring/predictable! I’m also not getting on with this Leuchtturm sketchbook. It doesn’t like watercolour at all (!!!) and I’m finding it very limiting, and not in a bring-out-your-creativityContinue reading “Inside My Sketchbook: 5”