Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Forgotten Sketchbook
It's amazing what one can find when cleaning up. I found an old sketchbook the other day, tucked away among a bunch of old papers. I can't really remember when I did these sketches. I think I was just fooling around - none of them are finished drawings. But it was fun finding them again.
It reminded me of the things I like to do when I am drawing - the things I like to look at and how I try to put marks down on paper to give a sense of what I see.
My interests haven't changed much over the years. I am still fascinated by gesture and drapery.
Flipping through this forgotten sketchbook inspired me and I decided to add a brand new sketch. I pulled out some felt-tip markers and enjoyed myself splashing around some colour for about half an hour. I am going to try to do more in the future - several times in the past, I resolved to do at least one drawing a day, but the daily grind has intervened and I've neglected these resolutions. Thank goodness for little reminders of what's important dropping into our lives once in a while!
Posted by Evlyn at 20:43