As an artist and an illustrator I have always kept a sketchbook, I think its the done thing for us creatives the perfect place to put all the things you have bouncing around your head down and on to something more tangible, so here is my latest pieces, I always work best in my sketchbook which has always frustrated me, I think it feels far more natural to me then a big piece of white paper. I am still trying to get over that blank page fear….we all get it from time to time.
At the moment, I am very much inspired by colours and emotions, oh and patterns I love a good pattern, I have been using a lot of acrylic and pencil in my moleskin, its so versatile and the pages of the moleskin are off white so the paint looks so much nicer then on the stark white background.
Once again I am working away on new bearded tattooed dudes, I can’t help it I do love doodling them, the one above will be from my new Summer bearded dude collection….there will be an array of lovely bearded men, and the “Be Mine” sketch is for a piece I am working on for my boyfriend he is bound to of seen this before I send him it lets hope he likes it.
Every page is an experiment and a challenge to create all the ideas that are taking up my tiny brain space, I am such a sucker for stationary and I never cherish the pages, I love the final pieces but I love to make a mess on the pages, its always best to never hold yourself back, colours, shapes and patterns are always best when they come from the heart. I do find I am yet to create a piece that i am 100% satisfied with as artists we are always chasing the next idea or building the same one never truly reaching it, its an ongoing process and thats what I love.