Sketchy 143


…was sitting in front of my drawing board struggling to concentrate on painting because I was sure there was something else that I’d told myself that I needed to do before lunch…

….laundry….check….

….prepare and start crockpot….check….

….dishes….check…

…new long-covid busting breathing exercises at the correct time intervals…..check….

….scan pages of sket…..shit…..

….aaaand…..done….

…(thing at the bottom is a “mind-map”…alleged thought focuser that I toyed with because I assumed clarity of mind was something I’d lost to covid…..

…you start by putting something at the centre and jotting down your immediate thoughts and connecting with your other thoughts….

….er…you should probably google it as my explanation is of something I tried and dispensed with before Xmas!…..

…stay tuned for where that leads)….

Even Further Adding

….to my two previous offerings….

…just some skulls and bones…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…is that enough?…

…I’m not sure I should be the judge….

Further To My Previous Offering

..onto the next two…

…but first….

…remember this from way back in February last year?…

…it’s a colour guide for these….

…same pattern as last post…

…and yes…

…the colours on one piece mirror the colours on the other….

…oops…blurry….

…but you get the idea…

…right?…

…(please don’t make re-take the pic’s…it took for ages!!..and was exhausting)….

Stuff I Finished Last Year

…alternatively titled “Stuff I Spent All Of Last Year Making”….

…”but was too sick to finish, frame and photograph till now”

…the frames are 865mm x 620mm…

…they (all 10 of them) are in “matched” pairs…

…some of the photos aren’t great because – long-covid-brain….

…but hopefully they’ll give you the idea….

…now to build up enough steam to maybe organise an exhibition…

…(…er…with long-covid-brain….who am I kidding?!!?…might take me a long while….)…

…(but stay tuned just in case)….

Tree of Dooom

…look, I’m sorry about the sideways, ok?….

…couldn’t figure how to turn it right side up post “production”…

….but….

….I think it’s ok side rolling…

…just incase it isn’t for you….

….like I said in an earlier post…all I can do post-covid is paint circles…

….um…

…and use clay….

…a bit….

…a larger version of this with the skulls as candle receptacles is on the cards….

Sketchy 141/142

…saw a ceramic tree of life in Julie’s apartment whilst watching old episodes of Mod Squad….

….thought….”I wonder if I could make one of those”…

….”but with tentacles”….

…(no surprises there)…..

…yes…yes, I think I could make one of those….

…if I had some air dry clay at hand…..

…(stay tuned!)….

Paintbook Twoo/3

…holy crap…

…I haven’t posted a paintbook page since before I had covid….

…that’s like September last year!….

….and this is what covid did to my painter brain….

…was going to try and emulate the background-circle effect as seen in the last post….

…with something in the fore ground…

…covid brain neglected to process that in sketchbook I was doing the foreground first and the circles were generating from points on said foreground, not appearing as a fixed/regimented background….

…like the one I’d just finished producing….

…over two pages…

…mmm… thank you covid brain….

…(at least I know I can paint circles, right?)…

Sketchy 140

…another return to the previous sketch book….

…this one is is bit tentacly….

…(note the circley background…it’s relevant to the next post)…

Sketchy 139

…for the first few pages of a new sketch book I’m always at a loss as to what to draw….(exacerbated by post covid bullstuff in this case)…

…so I tend to go back to what I was doing in the previous book and give that another go….

….just to get the ball rolling as it were