I never take as much time as I like/should to sketch, but here are some pages from my sketchbook from the last few months (click images to view larger):
Paul and Tori asked me to draw the church where they were getting married for their service sheet - I did a simple pen and ink drawing for them:
I've been trying to use my sketchbook more this year when I'm out and about. Here are the results (click to view):
I had a few days in France last week with my parents - was a great chance to do some sketching, partly because my dad (James Nairne) brought lots of really nice pens that I was able to use (thanks pa). I really need to be more active in my sketchbook and less precious about it - it keeps me drawing more regularly and builds my confidence with experimentation. Here's my sketchbook pages from the trip (click to see full size and scroll through images):
The bottom left sketch was my first experience using liquid pencil - pretty weird stuff. Easy to move around but quite a strange texture, not sure how I felt about it but interesting to try.
Doug and Olivia asked me to put together a design for their wedding that could be used on service sheets and the table plan - they weren't too rigid with their guidelines but did want it to include their pet tortoise, Frank, if possible...! I drew a series of draft designs for them to choose from (see below) and then developed their chosen design into a final emblem in watercolour.
Had a nice evening tonight hanging out with other House of Illustration volunteers as part of our collective 'HOI-polloi' - we all drew portraits of each other and I ate all the crisps.
(yes Esther was wearing novelty winged goggles)
Couple of things I've done for my dad in the last few months - Album cover for the mix CD I gave him for Christmas (aka 'DADLIST 2014') and a birthday card for February.
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