Drawing A LOT helps improve your drawing skills but also gives you lots of material to design with, I probably don’t really draw enough. I do draw in a sketchbook, but mostly, when I draw, it’s on my doodle board. This is on the wall on the way to the kitchen so I pass it frequently. The pens are there, and I can spend a few seconds, or a minute, drawing something or hours there. There’s nothing precious about it. Starting a doodle board was recommended on the design course I’ve just done, and it’s a great idea.
I draw with all sorts of different black pens, some work better than others when you’re drawing standing up. I play about with different patterns and textures and draw notes about shapes and flowers and things I think might be interesting.
And I give in to my present passion for lizards. None of this is serious drawing, experimentaion is key. It’s a great way to try ideas out, see how things work, or just spend some time drawing and thinking.
I like to have a big central theme, but also use the space around it to draw things I see or keep a record of an idea I have.
Like I said not a precious item, which is why I chopped it up, it needed to be in pieces than can fit in my scanner! I must admit, taking the scissors to wasn’t exactly easy. This piece of paper has been on the wall a while and I’ve got very fond of it. Now there’s a new blank piece on the board, waiting for me and my pens. Watch this space!
Meanwhile I am also working on some watercolour, these are flowers and leaves from the Belli tree. The flowers smell amazing at dusk.