• Life drawing with Spunkrock

    Wonderful life drawing session with Queer Life Drawing and Spunkrock today. I tried adding heads in for the first time… sorta works?

    Sketching is a fun challenge. As a photographer I see the way the light falls, then I sketch it and well it’s not quite the same. It would be nice to learn how to add shade to a sketch to show that. For now, it’s great that I can sketch something I’m happy with.

  • Enterprise E

    Fancied trying to sketch something that wasn’t a naked person. It was tricky. I kept trying to get it right and the problem there is that’s not my skill. My skill is, if I can even call it that, is letting go of perfectionism. It’s being fast, fluid, and chaotic. The work should be more about the moment than about photo realism. The imperfections make it my work and no-one else’s. It’s hard to get into that headspace.

    If this is anything it’s a good bit of art for Captain Picard Day.

    Colourful sketch of the USS Enterprise E at warp. Imagine a kid did it.

  • Queer life drawing

    Good to see Queer Life Drawing return with model Kiwi. It’s a fun online life drawing session. Follow them on Insta if you’d like to know more.

    This was the first time I started with a pencil. Overlayed with ink and erased the pencil to create the finished look. Works quite well.

  • My first sketchbook

    As I now enjoy sketching I bought myself some pens and a sketchbook. It was much cheaper than a new iPad. I like that I can retain some of the style I developed with the iPad but also make it slightly different. It’s fun to play. All I have to do is learn to ignore that perfectionist voice inside me.

  • My first sketches

    After Eurovision I wanted to take a few days off and relax. As I couldn’t draw I figured it might be fun to try that. I bravely booked myself on a life drawing night and went along to see what would happen.

    I wrote in depth about the experience on my newsletter Hello Computer, but the short story is that it went well. At least I was happy with the outcome, which is a first for me and drawing.

    The featured image here is me, sat naked on a rock. It didn’t feel right to post naked sketches of others if I wasn’t confident enough to post one of myself.