Yet Another Dead Sketchbook

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A crude collage of bits of the last sketchbook from the second half of July. This is the beginning of another month but there few coppers in the kitty for a new sketchbook (that and the fact that I rarely venture into the city centre) – I may have to get creative for my next one. Loose pages – punched, filed, strung, glued, stapled, folded, torn, scrapped in a book handmade. Any ideas considered.

I may have touched on it before but I’m still struggling to nail down the point of sketchbooks – other than I find them addictive. Ok – August 1st resolution – get all of my sketchbooks in one place. I’ve said it before now I must do it. I also must blog more – this seems to be the first one for a week and a half.

Sea Bird

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Back to drawing after a few nights absence. It is an expanded version of a sketchbook doodle. This is a wee bit bigger than the usual CD size of late. I can see it bigger with more detail as a gig poster or something. I’m planning a new camera to improve the quality of the images – maybe a scanner if I can get one to do the wireless to iPad thing.

The blogging thing feels a bit empty after the May faces effort. Need to post more often though.

29 Faces #25 Another Bear

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I like this a bit more than poor elfie. Only just though. Maybe I’m better with a biro. A tutor at art college back in the day said I’m only happy with a pencil in my hand – having looked at my drawings for the first time.

I just had a thought – this blogging malarkey is soooo self-indulgent – I’m bad for that as it is.

Anyway, I’m kind of looking forward to this faces thing being over. I’ve gone off the boil.

29 Faces #24 The Final Elf

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I started this while Noddy was on this morning. It is crap. I hate it. I will not draw another elf. I said I wouldn’t edit so I haven’t. It is ok to be negative, it is ok to dislike something. I have no elves, fairies or goblins in me. I remember painting a fairy on a leather jacket years ago – it was shit too. Should have learned that lesson.

29 Faces #23 Breakdown Head

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This is a bit bluuuuuurrrghhh. I know what I mean. Bit unplanned, wandering pen kind of nonsense. I did hope to do more than one today but there you go – I’ll have to double up on the remaining days though. I’m going to stop calling them heids – I do not talk like that. Might try another elf though with the template set by elf maestro Ziggyshortcrust.

Ok, I’m off to bed with my Picasso book.

29 Faces #20 Chess Piece etc

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Inspired partly by the amazing Lewis chessmen this is another cheat that was kicking about in a sketchbook.

It’s looking like another day of mediterranean weather here in Aberdoom – I could get used this – the ice cream snacks, minimal clothing, garden-dwelling, sun cream slapping, sunglassed bliss of it all. Out the window I can see a tree with that fantastic brand new leaf green colour going on. This end of summer is so full of potential.

I gained my 29th follower earlier – I know that’s not a lot by some standards but it’s getting towards the number of friends I have on Facebook – people I actually know. I haven’t informed my Facebook world that my blog world exists. The fact that all of the people who appear to ‘like’ my stuff on here were previously unknown to me is interesting and encouraging. I don’t know whether to tell the FB world about it.