I didn’t want Janauary to end without me thinking seriously about the illustrated calendar that I want to have available for next year. With this in mind, I’ve been sketching like crazy and thinking of what theme that I would like it to use to pull the whole calendar together. The ideas are still at the seed stage but it feels good to actually begin.
Below are some of the sketches I’ve been working on:
I don’t know where I’m going with these yet but I’m just letting the ideas flow as much as possible. As you can see, I’ve done them with a blue ballpoint pen which is not the usual medium for me but it was interesting! I’m not necessarily thinking of doing the illustrations for the calendar in ink but the pen was what I had to hand at the time and I liked the idea of trying to do shading with it.
What do you think?
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My sketchbook is full of drawings of faces and sometimes I ask myself why I like to draw them so much. I haven’t figured out the answer totally yet but I think it may have something to do with ‘meeting’ a new person each time I draw one. I see the personality emerging as I continue drawing and I find it fascinating. Is that weird?
Anyway, here’s a face that I sketched not too long ago that I really like. I quite like the effect of the soft pencil I used and it was quite meditative to draw her.
I can’t help wondering what she’s thinking.
What is your sketchbook full of? And if you’re not an artist, do you doodle whilst on the phone?
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