As promised, the first few spreads from my new sketchbook. Nothin but moleskine baby.
There's just a certain beauty that comes with that yellowy paper.
unspeakable terror you say?
Lightnin' Hopkins is well worth a listen... The song Mojo hand in particular. Spotify it, or youtube, do whatever you can, just listen to it!
Frog skeleton from the natural history museum, London... normally I get people ask things or comment when I'm drawing... not a soul did this time... perhaps they were all too engrossed in their own goings on.
An alternative Christmas carol, a beautiful teacup from the teashop, and yep...a frog
Big Butter and Egg Man... what a cool song, my favorite version by Louis Armstrong and The Hot 5
I've just gotten back into blind contours (where you don't look at the paper while you're drawing) and am rather pleased with the results (page above and below) I may have cheated a tiny bit (to make sure a hand gets attached to a sleeve and not a face) but for the most part, I'm not sneaking a peek.
So maybe you'll see some more blind contour work cropping up... maybe you won't. But its rather enjoyable, I just have to figure out where it fits into my illustration practice.
Next up - more sketchbooks from a bygone era.