Here are some quick sketches in watercolour to get me going. I did them on crappy A4 paper so they are crinkly. Not too bothered though, as there just a few samples form a large pile of throwaway sketches I’m doing to reconnect with this medium.

In this bunch, there is a few quick sketches I did off the cuff inspired by a friends photos on Facebook. I often feel drawing has lost its power to all that can be done with digital photo manipulation. But in a few minutes sketch, I realised it can still trigger an emotional response. Hmmm better explore this further ;-)

I spend a lot of my time doing digital artwork. This year I hoping to ‘rediscover’ the power of paint and traditional media all over again. Its been far too long !

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More sketches with the same rapid pen strokes. I’m just using a black biro so I m not interested in finished studies .

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Quick practice sketches I did in around October 2013. I often draw from paintings in art books as its very informative. My sketches are done sequentially, usually just a few minutes for each as otherwise I get bored. There is no other aim than to get familiar with the artist work I’m looking at, and just to practice drawing.

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Tools of the trade -> Biro’s, yes basic pens I’ve got used to for making sketches of my digital work. It helps me think about whats going in the image and how it all works together.

I go through a lot of pens. Usually their lost before the inks runs out but I seem to be gathering a collection of empty ones. The current one has a broken top and its cool because it reminds me of school and having an irreverent attitude when sketching with them.

I called this ‘White Cow’ and its part of a series I did that had a folk stylistic influence.

I called this ‘White Cow’ and its part of a series I did that had a folk stylistic influence.

A barefooted Farmer blends into the surrounding landscape.

A barefooted Farmer blends into the surrounding landscape.

Being up this tree is like a mandala inscape of mysterious spaces. Never got to finish off this image. I must  

Being up this tree is like a mandala inscape of mysterious spaces. Never got to finish off this image. I must  

A print I made years ago about old wounds, departure and such things… 

A print I made years ago about old wounds, departure and such things… 

some Graphic design work I did before

This guy is feeling claustrophobic or maybe agoraphobic…

This guy is feeling claustrophobic or maybe agoraphobic…

This is a very simple (rough)graphic layout mocked up in Adobe Illustrator. I am excited how it can be transformed  into a rather cool textured water coloured effect. I did this experiment with an App called Aquarella. Its Mac only I think. I am going to spent some time with this process so I can work it into my workflow. I’ll keep it in mind to accomplish more resolved work.

being working on some atmospheric affects to my illustrator art files..in progress!

Business Promo Poster 

Business Promo Poster 

Business Card Theme Concept. Colours are brighter than this version.

Business Card Theme Concept. Colours are brighter than this version.