19 January 2011

another update...

...posts are few and far between so far due to the same day job, the same stock making and a bit of the same tiredness. there is just a week to go until the mister's viva for his phd. fingers crossed. i have been fabric hunting again with the mother-in-law. best place by far is The Shuttle in Shipley near Bradford. up above there is a sketch from a story i have been trying to illustrate - i don't usually share big sketchbook pictures but i thought this blog deserved an update. more sketching will be done this evening on developing people characters. head shapes and eyes are hard to draw. don't think i can get away with dot eyes for much longer. and oval type eyes look creepy when i draw them. wheres my thinking cap?

09 January 2011

creeping back...

...in to the land of drawing with Martin and his bag of butterflies. a little rough i thought i would share to get the blog restarted. its from another one of my stories i am having a whirl at. i have been trying to draw every evening with a mixture of success. trying to find as much inspiration as i can but tis hard when i spend most of the daylight shut inside a factory, so all i have is my imagination and the telly. i often get a lift home, just as the sun is setting and try my best to look out the car at everything. was planning to go walking this weekend round the village where we now live but the mother-in-law and i decided to go fabric shopping instead. i got a little bundle of bargain £1 fat quarters and have already made some purple bunting up. there are now fifteen small robot project packs made up and stock levels are starting to rise which is good for both the material box and new year plans. there is new Larkrise to Candleford on this weekend so am off to draw while waiting for it to appear on bbc's iplayer.

03 January 2011

happy new year...

...all the best for 2011, to everyone who stops by and has had a read or look at this 'ere blog. posts have been sparse for a while due to the Super Mega Trip of late 2010, moving home, the full-time factory job and Christmas markets. Thank you to everyone who came to any of the markets, looked and bought a piece of my work. I also part-led my first workshop at the last market i did - which went very well - may this year lead on to more or similar. i am nearing the dream of being able to print at home, just have to make a final decision on what to order from the interweb shops. i have a lot of work to make up, draw and create, and plan to re-start on the lion sketchbook as its nearing the end. the big sketchbook has been drawn in a little bit and so we shall see where 2011 takes us, hopefully back to proper full-time self-employment and drawing stories.