Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A drawing a day for October (inktober?)


I promise, I am!! 

And I really loosened up this evening so I'm feeling bold enough to share ( though promise you'll keep this to yourself, dear reader!) 

Here you go. 

And here's the little sketchbook I am using (propped up against my 'work' pencil case - yes I have a pencil case for work!) 

It's a nice little soft back book with thin paper that would not be strong enough for wet media but is ideal for this. 

Ok, you've had a little peak now, and I've proved that I am at least trying, but that's your lot!! 

And as you can see I have not worked hard to stage the photos - sorry about that. 


11 comments:

  1. Lovely work!! Thanks for posting!
    Is the idea to work only in ink, no chance to erase??? Yikes! My blood pressure goes up at the very thought!! Does it get any easier as you go along???

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    1. There's no grand plan. Just draw something a day. I may use drawing pencils (I seem to have loads of those) I may use Biro or other pens - I don't know. For this one I just used my lovely Rotring propellor pencil that is actually my work pencil ( I am a bit obsessed with nice pens or pencils for work) and, do you know, it was lovely to draw with.

      I may be really brave and start using ink but one thing, I don't have an eraser so there won't be any rubbings out!!

      And I'll only share what I think might be worth sharing. And I might also do some tracing too ( well, I 'fess up, I already have to help me with faces, but that will probably be a blog post in its own right).

      Pop over to Laura Kemshalls blog. She was doing this is September but I failed to get my act into gear to join her then.

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  2. That looks excellent Hilary. I'm back on the drawing course at Morley College and feel that I am beginning to understand some of the principles of drawing now. Not as accomplished as you....yet!

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    1. Golly Avril, I'm not accomplished at all!! That tea pot is ok and I felt I could share, but you should see the others!!!

      I'd quite like to do a drawing course, just to give me some tips, but I can't find anything round here.

      It would be interesting to know how you're getting on and how your drawing style develops.

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  3. Love your teapot - lively, believable and definitely one to take tea from! Good luck with this discipline. I attempt to draw every day from time to time but the most I've managed is about a week before I get side-tracked to develop something I've drawn or to do something else. Still I know it would do me good to persevere ...

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    1. I don't think it would pour very well - just too bonkers!! It's still early days so it will be interesting how I get on and how disciplined I am. Hope I do better than the diet, which has gone to pot completely (sat here sipping a glass of wine and nibbling crisps!)

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  4. It is becoming clear to me that having just the right sketchbook that you find comfortable to use is half the battle to regular sketching. And I too have added a pencil case to my repertoire. Fun!

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  5. lovely work, it's the doing that counts, too, isn't it? One day I will!

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  6. Just to let you all know, I did do one yesterday, a coffee pot in Biro - yikes! But it was really quick and not really worth sharing. But so far so sticking with it(just!)

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  7. Very nice, very tricksy subject matter!

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