The following collection of works are mainly in: ink pen, coloured pencil and watercolour… some in sketchbooks, and others on various types of paper. They are selected from my sketches I did in the past few months. I draw and paint most days, and sorting through them every so often, helps me see where I’ve been, and where I may go with my art.
Aside from the fun of an everyday – when possible – art practice, there’s always something to learn, and a few even polish up to a reasonable finish. Many that are not up to scratch, and not in sketchbooks, are tossed away. However, I keep those that may have some merit, tucked away in a box (for further perusal and possible changes at some stage); some make an appearance here.
I often like to work relatively small, usually on A6 (approx.10cm x 15cm) or A5 (approx.14cm x 21cm) paper …with A4 (approx. 21cm x 29cm) and A3 (approx. 29cm x 42cm), about my upper limit.
I think a lot can be said visually, and verbally in a small space, perhaps that’s why I like writing Haiku – I share tips about writing them in this post here
However, even in a small space, there’s often a lot of mark making and note writing, before polishing either an image or words into a coherent (hopefully) finished piece – plenty of room to express something from the heart and mind, (whether anyone sees it or not). As for the type of writing I do on my blog, I can go on… a bit!
On my iPad I can make even very small drawings and paintings into large prints, which is handy. I share more about these areas on my page, “Printing iPad and Traditional Art”.
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