Monday, 28 February 2011

Doodling


Doodling is also a great way to inspire and spark your creativity, and may lend itself to being part of a painting further down the line, or not.  Stay blessed

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.
Sir Winston Churchill –

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Creativity Every Day


A quick sketch of my son Sekani, it actually makes him look younger than he really is.  I used pastel on his clothes.  Have you given yourself time to be creative today?

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Drawing Every Day

When I first started drawing I started out doing portraits in graphite, before I then explored all the wonderful technique and materials that are available


I loved how flexible the pencil could be and how many different shades and tones you could get



Here are some of the other drawings I did way back when I didn't know that I really, really wanted to be an artist, but kept the feelings locked deep down inside.






I gave up being creative for around 5 years complaining that the reasons why I didn't draw was because I didn't have a studio, didn't feel creative, didn't have the right material, weren't around inspiring people, had too much clutter, the sun wasn't shining in the right direction, you name it I could give a reason for it. 

This is my current space and the kitchen table is to the left of the picture, its a lot tidier now, honest! I have been doing a lot of sorting and clearing :)

Alongside the work I currently do I've started sketching again, seeing the importance in being creative every day, you can take a pencil and pad anywhere. So I intend to make a committment to do a sketch on a daily basis and upload it say 3 times a week, it doesn't need to be finished, but its important to do something. I have been sampling Derwent Inktense pencils and their Graphtint and I have been looking at combining some of my images with poetry....

 

More next week, stay blessed!

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