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More, drawing, more studio time – more blogging.

I have interspersed this post with several images of the work I have been doing since my last major post alround a year ago.  It is by no means exhaustive but a select few pieces.  As you will see I have been experimenting with different ideas and developing new techniques.

Usually I begin to write straight off the bat and let whatever comes out – come out, maybe not a recipe for amazing writing but this method fits nicely into what I want from it – reflecting on what I have been up to and what I have planned, however with this post I have just written/ deleted, written/ deleted, written/ deleted my opening line…so I figure – keep it simple. This is:

Isn’t it an amazing feeling when you have clear ideas and know what you want from them.

To flesh this out a little I am talking in regards to current pieces of work from which a clear direction is present, a clear idea has been developed and basically knowing what is wanted from these pieces. It’s refreshing and (I think) quite exciting. I have always liked the idea of letting a drawing develop and seeing what happens (albeit with a very rough idea of what I’m looking for) and in fact it has always formed an integral part of my process which has also often been very valuable in discovering new ideas.

Above are the two little drawings that has stimulated the  pleasing thought I have just been talking about.

I have been having a few random thoughts regarding actual studio practice and I think I have realised just how important it is to have a dedicated space in which to work, for instance I have no distractions whatsoever in my tiny studio such as a tv etc and when I go there I can sink many hours of solid work without batting an eyelid, this would simply not be possible at home in a spare room.  I have also developed a studio protocol from which I have never deviated.  Different pens, inks, pencils etc are all kept in exactly the same place, my chair is always at the same height, I have the blinds a certain way, completed drawings stored away in groups in a plan chest – others not going anywhere tossed into a separate drawer of there own just in case I ever want to use elements of them again (see below).

I guess what I’m saying is that all of these small points allow me to clear my mind and concentrate on drawing and nothing else – that for a time strapped man like me is super important.  I love that.

Thank you as always for reading and I hope you liked some of the work shown in this post.

Oh one other thing – below is a skateboard I was asked to paint, totally loved doing it and may well make some more just for the hell of it.