Library Sketchings…

My apologies for the sporadic posts, I’ve been working my way through a project I have on the go and it’s taking up a LOT of my time, in a good way, of course. You can see what I’ve been up to HERE

In the meantime, here are a few sketches I made at the library a week or so ago, horses are a huge challenge for me, what better way is there to improve your drawing than drawing those things you find hard… bloody hard…

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And for those who aren’t aware, my new book, ‘The Fantasy Artroom’ published by that superb art book publisher Dover Publications, is available from all good book stores, amazon.com and The Book Depository, get your copy now….

Library Sketching…

I draw. ALL THE TIME. It’s the only way to become any good at anything, to do it. And to keep on doing it…

Sketching and drawing and painting all help each other, idle sketches like this (from good reference books) help the hand-eye relationship and steady the lines, I made these sketches directly in sepia pen on crappy notepad paper and would recommend this no-pressure doodling to anyone who wants to better their craft.

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Small Paintings…

This is how I make so much more progress in such a short space of time. These small paintings help to try out new things in a sort of ‘no pressure’ situation. Rather than working on huge masterpieces, I find it helps to have a few smaller works (these are approx. 7 x 9″ each) and try out new mediums, new subject matter and new techniques, the results are often surprising and really help your work in the long run.

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