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Storming an onion

Something from my sketchbook- the text in the picture says it all really. (If you can't read it/my handwriting, it says: "Recently I was reading an article which described getting through psychological defenses as storming a castle or like peeling an onion. Here is how you storm an onion"). I debated adding some kind of siege engine, but  didn't have space really.... Read More...

Ugh. Disgusting.

Here's a rough mock up of something I've been working on. It's not quite how I want it yet. When I was younger I had a book called Nature All Around (I scanned it in this post) and it had a picture of a big orange slug that used to disgust and fascinate me. A few years ago I lived across the road from a fish and chip shop with a poster in the window advertising the "new masala cod". The photo was a lurid orange, and looked a lot like a less frilly version of what I've drawn. If you bought a masala cod late at night and forgot to eat it, I always imagined it would creep along the carpet in the night and smother you like a terrible 70s horror film.... Read More...

Sketching

I've had the bug that's been going around over Christmas, albeit not badly, but I haven't really done as much work/creative stuff as I'd like. Here's some sketches I did this afternoon. I didn't really plan what I was drawing, I just started making some lines and went from there. Mostly I just wanted to try out the white marker.... Read More...

Idly Drawing

Seeing as I'm meant to be an art student, I thought it was time I did some drawing. I feel rusty at drawing. Here's a drawing I made earlier sitting in the Castle Gardens after I signed on at the dole. Signing on always puts me in a foul mood, there's just something about Chatham dole office, but drawing in the sunshine made me feel a little better. I think the drawing's a little bland though. I think I should've made the left tree black shaded too, for better composition, but I was just drawing what I saw, one deciduous tree, and one evergreen.... Read More...