Sunday, 4 March 2012

28 Drawings Later - February 2012

Drawing every day for a month, it sounds like a tall order doesn't it! I thought I'd give it a go to get me drawing more and, yep, it worked. Knowing that I had to draw every day, even if I was busy or felt tired, meant that sometimes I had to dash off any old thing. Some of those gestural 'quickies' have turned out to be my favourites.

People who took part in the challenge posted their daily drawings to the 28 Drawings Later facebook page. It was a real pleasure to see everyone else's drawings and I particularly enjoyed seeing work where the artist had chosen a theme and developed a series of related drawings.

17/2/2012 lunchtime dog walker

 The project culminated in a 'real-world' exhibition at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow on 4 March. Along with others who couldn't be there in person, I sent off copies of my contributions and look forward to seeing the photos from the night.

7/2/2012 contour drawing on train

Thank you to Victoria Evans, the artist who runs the challenge, and to all who took part for inspiring me to keep drawing.

2/2/2012 cyclamen

5/2/2012 snowy walk

8/2/2012 negative space

10/2/2012 one and half pints and a packet of crisps


15/2/2012 contour

21/2/2012 pigeons
19/2/2012 shell from Bexhill


24/2/2012 horse at Devil's Dyke

25/2/2012 volleyball, Brighton

26/2/2012 paragliding, Devil's Dyke

27/2/2012 Regent's Canal

Thursday, 2 February 2012

IF: Forward

'Eve and Lilith enjoy the fun of the fair' (pen and ink with red acetate)

The topic for Illustration Friday this week is 'Forward'. Eve and Lilith could be considered to be the original 'forward' women, depending on how you interpret things. They've often been maligned in myth and popular culture. I prefer think of them as strong and in control, even when they're in their little bumper car.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

IF Twirl

This week's Illustration Friday theme was twirl. I took a wrong turning on my way back to the station in the evening and found myself in the quiet streets of Whitehall. As I rounded a corner I was surprised to see a solitary horse guard in his pony tail hat doing a 'twirly' about turn spotlit by a street light.