Daily Drawings

February drawings

Some time ago I was inspired to try filling a whole page with doodles after reading Michael Richard’s lovely blog A Certain Line (I couldn’t find the exact post…)

I found it a really enjoyable way of starting (or ending) the day – a mixture of drawing what’s around me and drawing characters from my imagination.

This February I decided to do it every day (though I missed a couple through tiredness/forgetfulness). It acted as a bit of a warm-up before starting work on something more focused.

It felt less pressured than doing ‘A drawing a day’ because it was looser; I unashamedly scribbled to fill spaces on the page. Now it’s becoming something that I’ll just do when I get to my desk without having to remind myself.

(And, as the top picture makes it look as if I work in a white and uncluttered space, I’m adding this unedited snap of what my studio looked like yesterday morning.)

February studio mess

Girls Who Draw Grasses

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Today I found 7 different grasses just walking through the garden to my studio (we don’t mow the grass very often).

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I used them to experiment with making very quick drawings, looking closely at the grasses but trying not to look at the page. I didn’t worry about accuracy or detail.

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Then I tried drawing in the same way with colours I wouldn’t normally combine…

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…and ended up with green paint and a pencil/pastel line.

I really enjoyed focusing on the process instead of the end result, and just seeing what happened. I think I could have repeated this experiment with different subject matter all day…