There have been many trees this week. Here are a few, growing out of a sleeping troll woman.
Because dragons are good any day of the week… dragons and copious amounts of black India ink!
Happy Friday 🙂
My arm is getting better, and can draw in short snatches before it starts to protest.
This week I’ve been trying something new. A little involuntary, due to my weak arminess, but these doodles are much less overworked than usual. Also note that the black and white photocopiness of these pictures is intentional, and is a prelude to a possible zine I’ll be working on.
I’d love to know what you think! -Drake
This week I relocated to York. I left my shed, somehow managing to cram all art supplies into this tiny suitcase…
I can’t believe it’s August again already! This time last year I was, come to think of it, doing exactly what I have been doing for the past week or so: field sketching. That’s right – a little over exactly a year ago I caught a rickety old bus to the North East coast of England, toting a backpack of art supplies and cereal bars, with the sole intention of capturing nature at its best. And, funnily enough, a year later I took my art backpack on another little adventure, this time to the national park in Snowdonia, to paint me some mountains and seascapes. This time I did not go alone, but was accompanied by my mother, who waited patiently for me to commit these scenes to paper, often waiting for hours as we sat cramped up between a pile of boulders and waited for layers of paint to dry. I commend her patience in this endeavour, and would like to thank her on behalf of all the flora and fauna of Gwynedd who have been enriched by her conversation (as an alternative pair of listening ears to her otherwise-absorbed-in-sketching daughter).
What follows is taken directly from my field sketchbook and encompasses the rough sketches and water colours I made on my various walks around the stunning land of Gwynedd. I’d like to hope they capture some of the essence of the coastline and woods in a way photography often cannot. I’ll let you be the judge.
Until the next post!
Good morning to you! You may have noticed: it is Friday. I have also noticed this. In fact, from now on I shall be posting new doodles on Fridays. This is in a concerted effort to put better doodles up for your perusal. Also, the drawings coming out of my head have been many and varied of late, so I am trying to group them in series which make more sense.
So, here is a group of drawings I have done this week, which I call The Renegade Brigade or Monster Mash.
This is a style you may recognise from Doodle 11.04.16. I call it the splodge and scratchy stick method, and I like it. You never know what creatures are going to emerge from the splodge until you start to use the scratchy stick!
There you are. A week of doodles, all squished up together. I hope you like them.
From the story about the princess and the troll.
The next instalment of The Girl in the Boat 🙂
A back-of-the-sketchbook, teensy bit crazy doodle. I call it a Flobble.