Thursday, 21 July 2011

Sketching


Sketchbooks aren't really my thing. I can fill countless loose sheets of paper with scribbles when I'm working out ideas, but books paralyze me. Perhaps it's the memory of the weekly sketchbook scrutiny at art school - could they tell I'd done all these drawings the night before? (Of course they could.)

Of course I know it's important to draw, even (or especially) when I don't have illustration jobs to do.


So I'm really pleased that I've found someone to sketch with. Once a week, no getting out of it, and we take the chance to hang out in all the cool coffee shops.

From top to bottom: Yours Truly, Haas, the Company Gardens (good weather) and Birds Cafe.

At this rate, I might even fill a sketchbook!

8 comments:

Adriana Oliveira said...

That's great! I wish I had someone to sketch with, maybe we could share ideas when can't remember anything new to draw... Those sketches are beautiful!

Adriana

JaneA said...

Love your post! I'll have to post my most recent sketches and share a link to yours. Probably get it done tomorrow. See you soon!

Alisa said...

That's great Jesse. A sketch buddy is truly worth their weight in gold. Sadly I think I'd make a terrible sketch buddy, I would end up chatting and laughing and goodness is that the time… I'd get home with an empty sketchbook. :-) x

yardage girl said...

Gorgeous sketches and nothing like a bit of motivation to get your sketch-flow! Thanks for sharing!

capegooseberry said...

These are so lovely, Jesse. I think too many creative people have forgotten how beautiful a pencil sketch can be. Do you ever sell sketches? I've been looking for a good one of aloes for a while, but haven't found the right one yet! The plant up above comes close though...

Jesse said...

Thank you! I'm afraid these sketches are on horrible cheap paper, nothing I can sell. I find expensive sketchbooks far too intimidating!

Lauren Fowler said...

ah! how i wish i could gate crash your special sketchy dates. note to self, must get drawing friends.

Lauren Fowler said...

ah! how i wish i could gate crash your special sketchy dates. note to self, must get drawing friends.