I'm in a couple of artist communities online. It began with the free course I took part in over the summer by Louise Fletcher, which in turn convinced me to take the full paid course. Lots of un-learning and breaking down barriers, some of which I wrote about a couple of posts (and a number of months) ago. Since then I've been painting a lot, and this weekend I did some ink painting in a concertina sketchbook. Tap the image to read more.
I've continued to do these masked portraits, though they've been meandering in different directions and styles. That's me, though. I think when I get to a point that I've done a number of things in the very same style I begin to feel like I'm just doing a sort of copy+paste art. Which is absurd,… Continue reading More masked portraits
When my office first announced that we would be transitioning to working from home, I imagined there would be so much extra time for things; I'd have time to write more here, time to make more art and perhaps complete a few projects that have been on hold. But it hasn't really felt like that,… Continue reading The therapeutic quality of art-making
A house on Jones Street in Savannah The past few days I've finally begun sinking hours of time into acts of creation (outside of my design work—I'm still working full time hours via telecommuting, for which I'm incredibly grateful).Despite my plentiful physical art supplies that have accrued over years —like my watercolors which have been… Continue reading Reclaiming some sense of control
Well I hadn't planned on participating in Inktober this year, but then on the second, I decided I would after all, but with no pressure this year. No attempt at a narrative which I haven't time to work out properly. The pressure to craft un-flawed images is precisely what keeps me from drawing half the… Continue reading Inktober has returned!
Strike a Pose I bought a new refillable brush pen last night; it takes cartridges of permanent ink like a fountain pen. I did this drawing to take it for a test drive, and I kinda love how it turned out, after some pushing and pulling. I paired it with a white paint pen and… Continue reading VOGUE
When I watch something like Blue Planet II, practically every frame of the incredible footage begs to be drawn or painted, so I spent several hours last night sketching some of the beasties— and consequently missing many of the others. Next time I can draw some of the ones I missed this time around. Last… Continue reading Netflix and draw: Blue Planet odyssey
I painted this little sketch from Friday night this afternoon, and finally made use of the goose-neck phone holder to record a time-lapse of it. https://vimeo.com/312606449
New Year's Eve: the borderlands of the year; symbol of hope, renewal, revelry. To some, the biggest party of the year. To others, just a day like all the others. I reckon my take on it falls somewhere in between. It's nice to mark it, to be in the company of others, but not the… Continue reading Crossing into a new year armed with a pen