20 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Llandderfel/Bala


18 August

While hitchhiking from Aberystwyth to Bala I happened upon a wonderful used bookshop in Machynlleth, and found a book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings. I had been looking for one on amazon.de for a long time, but never found anything I could actually afford. Even in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, which houses the […]

15 Feb 11
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Sketchdump


Collage

There is so much to say about these, and all the new options that make my head swirl, but until I hand in my Magister dissertation there probably won’t be many words on here. I’m still drawing, though.

04 Feb 11
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The Pleasure of Making a Mess


Collage

I have been experimenting with ink washes (brushing over ink lines with water) for some weeks, but it was only on Wednesday that the potential that lies in making a mess on a page started to dawn on me. Looking back, I usually prefer the dirtier of my drawings to the clean ones, smudged pencil […]

24 Jan 11
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Sketchcrawling, SOMA and some more random sketches


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Saturday’s sketchcrawl took us to the SOMA exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, where reindeer lounge about in a big hall eating fly agaric, accompanied by twenty-four canaries, eight mice and two flies, half of which are fed the urin of the reindeer eating fly agaric, so the visitors can decide if they perceive a difference in […]

30 Nov 10
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The Challenges of Party Sketching


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Sketching at a party is even harder than sketching a wedding, the better the party the harder it gets: people who are not bored just move too much! Also, parties tend to be dark, so even if I see enough worth sketching, I can barely see my lines. But sometimes I can catch my friends almost falling asleep at five in the morning…

22 Apr 09
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