Mostly Regular #365 Drawing Project Update 83-89

Progress, progress, limping into action. Always reminding myself how it gets easier the more often I do it so it encourages me to keep going. The pockets of time are there it is usually just a question of being ruthless with oneself.

So if drawing had value even when it was practised by people with no talent, it was for Ruskin because drawing can teach us to see: to notice properly rather than gaze absentmindedly. In the process of recreating with our own hand what lies before our eyes, we naturally move from a position of observing beauty in a loose way to one where we acquire a deep understanding of its parts.

The Book Of Life

Couple this with the basic idea of habit forming and applied consistency:

Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working-day, he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some fine morning, to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation, in whatever pursuit he may have singled out. Silently, between all the details of his business, the power of judging in all that class of matter will have built itself up within him as a possession that will never pass away. Young people should know this truth in advance. The ignorance of it has probably engendered more discouragement and faint-heartedness in youths embarking on arduous careers than all other causes put together.

William James

Maybe that inspires you. Who knows.

Back to my efforts. As ever there is a link to the Instagram post in the caption of the picture:

83/365 Week off art. Drawing the bed before the weeding. Buttercups and honeysuckle. I am officially in 3rd gear. Straight to Uni-ball micro. 30 mins. Notebook: Ethel.
83/365
Week off art.
Drawing the bed before the weeding.
Buttercups and honeysuckle.
I am officially in 3rd gear.
Straight to Uni-ball micro.
30 mins.
Notebook: Ethel.

84/365  Tree stumps drawn on the slow move in Leigh Woods.  Pen  Notebook: Artemis
84/365
Tree stumps drawn on the slow move in Leigh Woods.
Pen
Notebook: Artemis

86/365  Hanging branch of Russian Vine with a hint of shed.   Pencil.   Notebook: Ethel
86/365
Hanging branch of Russian Vine with a hint of shed.
Pencil.
Notebook: Ethel

87/365  It was Three Dog Friday at BDH towers today. Beryl, Rufus and Ralph. Patterdale Terrier, Boxer and Cavalier Poodle Cross respectively.  Some cubist elements due to constant movement.  Uniball Micro.  Notebook: Ethel.
87/365
It was Three Dog Friday at BDH towers today. Beryl, Rufus and Ralph. Patterdale Terrier, Boxer and Cavalier Poodle Cross respectively.
Some cubist elements due to constant movement.
Uniball Micro.
Notebook: Ethel.

88/365  Throwback to last Thursday's #BDHunzipped event.   That's Steve, John and Rob (the B, the D and the H respectively) on stage there, being asked questions about their twenty years since founding the company.  I meant to do a series but I forgot my glasses so I basically drew this blind, then got lost in the endless spiral of a Rob's scarf.  Pencil.  Notebook: Artemis
88/365

Throwback to last Thursday’s #BDHunzipped event.
That’s Steve, John and Rob (the B, the D and the H respectively) on stage there, being asked questions about their twenty years since founding the company.
I meant to do a series but I forgot my glasses so I basically drew this blind, then got lost in the endless spiral of a Rob’s scarf.
Pencil.
Notebook: Artemis


89/365  Another catch up. Very fast doodle of the insides of the fridge at my beloved local chip shop. Filled with a variety of sugary enticing nastiness.  Drawn at speed.  V-ball. Notebook: Artemis.
89/365
Another catch up. Very fast doodle of the insides of the fridge at my beloved local chip shop. Filled with a variety of sugary enticing nastiness.
Drawn at speed.
V-ball. Notebook: Artemis.