Friday, 23 April 2010

More sketches

A few recent sketches. I much prefer the small, rapid studies but sometimes I get pulled back into more detail. My ultimate aim is to aim for the essence of the moment captured with a burst of intense focus. Can be hit and miss but full of energy!

 (Another lunch hour mini sketch from the refectory at work)

 (Trafalgar Square in a matter of minutes!)

 (lunch hour study of a street in Woburn Sands)

and then the usual stuff I get drawn into sometimes...

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Me and my scarf

Funny how a small prop can add a new dimension to an image. I love the way artists like Sargent used scarves and collars to make dynamic compositions. I can assure you these drawings aren't motivated by vanity :o)

The kind of drawings I actually prefer doing these days are the rapid, 'snatched' moments where I don't get much time to think. It's all about being aborbed in the here and now, focused, uninhibited by doubt or hesitation. Who was it who said 'Our doubts are our traitors'? The results can be hit and miss but the process is far more rewarding