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)….

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…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 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

Sketchy 136

…ooo…first couple of pages in the sketchbook post covid…..

…waaay back in October….

…felt like a real chore at the time and brain fog made me think that I wasn’t hitting the mark at all compared to pre covid scrawlings….

…but upon reflection…

Sketchy 134

…the concept was all going swimmingly….

..till it started to identify as a swastika (bottom left)…

…then the whole shebang had to be relegated to “seemed like a good idea at the time”…

….thankfully it’s not an idea I desperately needed to fill a an idea-void…

…it shan’t be missed….

Sketchy 133

….number something or other in a series of quite a few…

….fliiiiiiies…..

…(oh…and “living the doom”…)….