A reminder to myself from today, vowing to let other people do crap work and not stick my nose in. A play on cutting it off instead, I originally imagined it as a leaping action pose wildly slashing with a sword to narrowly slice, leaving a skull-like nose stump. As you do. Maybe Japanese flavoured […]
There’s no irony in a picture about neglecting my drawing to work on some coding projects, being delayed by working on some coding projects… But that is launched and this picture finished. I did debate a little about it being super self-referential, and even more about whether I could still use a nude woman to […]
Was putting a birthday present to use, a big folder to store old drawings more delicately than in the shed, and was looking at some of those drawings. Some good and bad, some pretty wacky, and a few unfinished. This one was a cracker, all about the rawness and uncertainty of trying to find love […]
I tried working on something frivolous… I really did. Somehow it seemed a little pointless. It’s mostly the negative stuff that gets its claws into me, that feels meaningful enough to work on till it’s done. The paradox is that the drawing of it often makes me happy. As a blog it may seem a […]
The idea of exhibiting my work has come up again. Back in the day, when I was either dropping out of art school (or trying to get back in), I drew a couple of versions of the idea of being a throwback. Against the high water mark of installations and the like, super old school […]
End of the first Moleskin, paper’s a little thin but the binding is good. Ideas from the front, books reviews from the back, the latter crossed the midpoint first. Bit like a mullet…
Just to do a quickie without rethinking / reworking too much. An hour working over a scanned doodle thumbnail. Done!
Not much in this one. Been thinking about restarting some dormant projects, rebooting as it were. Liked the word. Drew a picture. That’s about it!
Another piece about being ground under by work. Hmmm. Rather than dwell on that, the other week over a few beers with cuz Mike, we were talking about journals that you have to do while studying anything artsy. Talking about how artificial they were, and how often you had to fake it by working backwards […]
Not much explanation needed! More exciting is the process to get to the final… To stop myself from going back I did lots of little quick biro thumbnails. Picked the best one, scanned it then printed it out knocked back to grey and scaled up to A4. Then I kept working on the printout in […]