Sunday, 4 July 2010

SKETCH BOOK EXPERIMENTS

I have been neglecting my sketch book recently, I now need to do some solid playing to generate and consolidate a few new ideas. I start when I am feeling at my most lack lustre, not a creative thought in my head
and spend a day filling up pages with random wall paper and paint texture with a wash of ink for good measure.
I then start drawing incorporating and covering whatever the mood takes me. Having something already on the blank page helps hugely, I have never got over the blank page thing!!
Spending time working in this way gets me kick started again, this sketch book is a small 4inch square trifle and I now can't wait to do more pages. Who knows where it will lead?


8 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Oh, these are so fabulous! I'm working in earth colors just now, but I know what is next - more black and white. A lot of power for 4 inches square! You have kick started yourself and me too! Thanks!

layers said...

what a great way to get started every day-- on small blank pages where expectations can be low and results high-- I usually just look through art books and magazines or go see a show but this is a great idea.

Sue Brown said...

Thanks for the kind comments...we all have our own way of starting and I do feel that both of you are really good at it too! XX

ArtPropelled said...

The blank page can be daunting and your idea is inspiring. Even more inspiring are your crows (or rooks)!

sukipoet said...

so beautiful.

Liliana Lucki said...

FABULOSOS TRABAJOS,LLENOS DE ARTE Y BELLEZA.

mandy walden said...

wonderful work ,beautiful muted colours. sketch books are something to treasure in a way more so than any finished piece of work. We live quite close to a big corvid roost ...good sketch book subject!

Becky Vigor said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pages, what a great idea. I am also still intimidated by the blank page, even after all this time, and I can see how ideas and themes would emerge so naturally with this approach.