Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 167-173

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166/365 Ivy on tree trunk. 10 mins. Straight to V-ball Notebook: Myrtle

 

167/365 Sheep and trees.
10 mins
V-ball
Notebook: Myrtle

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168/365  Another window.
They’re pretty much the only thing I can see from the window where I sit to eat my lunch.
10mins
Vball
Notebook: Myrtle.
169/365  Suburbanite Window.
V-ball
Notebook: Ichabod
170/365  Tangle of saplings in hedgerow with accompanying electric cable pole and hazard warning.
Straight To V-ball.
Notebook: Ichabod.
171/365  Whiteladies Road Tree.
30 mins
Uniball micro
Notebook: Ichabod
(Process videos uploaded to Instagram Stories)
173/365Rooftops, Clifton.
March 2017.
4 mins
Notebook: Ichabod

Extremely Undaily 365 Drawing Project Update 72-82

There’s good few months between the first and the last on this post. I have mentioned the events over the winter which have compromised my progress somewhat.

A 365 daily drawing project begun in good faith, but thwarted by life, death, progress and other forces. I have since scaled it back to “regular” but I still aim to fulfil the 365 target.

The process has thrown up so many unexpected things, ideas, personal development, a noticing of what I notice, discovery of stories, and connection with other people, none of which would have happened otherwise. So I would recommend trying it, as long as time keeping is your strong point and don’t value your sanity much.

Now dust had settled I recommence with added perspective and purpose.

All images should link back to the Instagram post whence they came.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest, most are in gallery form here, and you can see all the previous posts about the project here. If you would like more instant updates on this you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, if you like those sorts of things.

74/365 Various people on Whiteladies Road. Pencil and V-ball. Notebook: as-yet-still-untitled https://instagram.com/p/uOSs5mny2C/
74/365
Various people on Whiteladies Road.
Pencil and V-ball.
Notebook: as-yet-still-untitled
here
75/365. Various folks walking down Whiteladies. Drawn without looking. Snapseed accident. Pencil. Notebook: Ethel
75/365.
Various folks walking down Whiteladies.
Drawn without looking.
Snapseed accident.
Pencil.
Notebook: Ethel
76/365. Horses in motion. With special emphasis on the ears. Pencil. Notebook: Ethel. https://instagram.com/p/u225_NHyy9/
76/365.
Horses in motion.
With special emphasis on the ears.
Pencil.
Notebook: Ethel.

77/365 View out of and during a quiet window at lunchtime. First one I have managed since the bereavement, so I am just going to pick up where I left off with the numbering and carry on. Bit rusty to say the least, it's incredible to think how confident and fluid you become with just a small bit of observational drawing every day. I can see this one growing out sideways like those others. Having a Kate Bush day in the office. Pencil and Pilot 0.5 V-ball. Notebook: Ethel. https://instagram.com/p/yZrGiXHy0o/
77/365
View out of and during a quiet window at lunchtime.
First one I have managed since the bereavement, so I am just going to pick up where I left off with the numbering and carry on.
Bit rusty to say the least, it’s incredible to think how confident and fluid you become with just a small bit of observational drawing every day.
I can see this one growing out sideways like those others.
Having a Kate Bush day in the office.
Pencil and Pilot 0.5 V-ball.
Notebook: Ethel.

78/365 Cars, looking into the morning sun drawn yesterday morning waiting for Halfords to open after blowing a headlamp bulb. Yesterday was all about wheels turning, big new project beginning, new boiler actually working, technology happening. Pencil and V-ball. Notebook: Ethel https://instagram.com/p/yeGus4ny1F/
78/365
Cars, looking into the morning sun drawn yesterday morning waiting for Halfords to open after blowing a headlamp bulb.
Yesterday was all about wheels turning, big new project beginning, new boiler actually working, technology happening.
Pencil and V-ball.
Notebook: Ethel

79/365 Back after a long break (bean busy see blog for explanation). Bits of horse, mostly eyes. Clevedon Riding Centre, whilst Second Youngest takes a lesson. Pencil. Notebook: Artemis. https://instagram.com/p/2va8tSny8S/
79/365
Back after a long break (bean busy see blog for explanation).
Bits of horse, mostly eyes.
Clevedon Riding Centre, whilst Second Youngest takes a lesson.
Pencil.
Notebook: Artemis.

80/365 Work (actual) desktop, the bit inbetween the screens anyway. Drawn badly over a two day period whilst test rendering frames. V-ball Notebook: Ethel https://instagram.com/p/23xiEOny-4/
80/365
Work (actual) desktop, the bit inbetween the screens anyway. Drawn badly over a two day period whilst test rendering frames.
V-ball
Notebook: Ethel

81/365 Bit more done to the long term project that is the view over the road. Previously featured as 23/365 and 12/365. Feeling good today. Drawing helps. I have started collecting these on a single page on my blog, go there (link in my bio), and click on 365 on the menu. Also there is a link to my Facebook page which I have just cranked into action again. These drawings will go there as well as anything else I might see fit. Look for the Facebook "F" on the sidebar if you like Facebook. Pencil. Notebook: Ethel https://instagram.com/p/26bTgYHyzY/
81/365
Bit more done to the long term project that is the view over the road. Previously featured as 23/365 and 12/365.
Feeling good today. Drawing helps.
I have started collecting these on a single page on my blog, go there (link in my bio), and click on 365 on the menu. Also there is a link to my Facebook page which I have just cranked into action again. These drawings will go there as well as anything else I might see fit. Look for the Facebook “F” on the sidebar if you like Facebook.
Pencil.
Notebook: Ethel

82/365 Ye olde plastic garden chair. A small window of seasonally appropriate weather hits the UK. Everyone panics. But then a cold breeze resumes so. Pencil. Notebook: Ethel. https://instagram.com/p/3B3z3_ny2r/
82/365
Ye olde plastic garden chair.
A small window of seasonally appropriate weather hits the UK. Everyone panics. But then a cold breeze resumes so.
Pencil.
Notebook: Ethel.

365 Sketch Project: 1-10

I’m not sure what happened. I was waiting to go out and so sat and drew a chair, then watch myself in slow motion as I added “1/365” and then posted it on the internet.

Drawing everyday is obviously an aspiration that gets pushed aside with everyday business, work and (here’s the rub) mechanical distractions. I never draw as much as I want to. So launching the spectre of mild internet shame upon failure may well encourage me to do more.

I have always felt the activity was 90% looking, and judging by what what below one could say that is all that I was doing.

I am not one of those that drawing has some magic potential over photography, both encourage a paying attention to the everyday, and then a potential to pull something extraordinary out of it.

Hopefully I can keep this rolling. Once again it is largely for my benefit, but perhaps there might be some enjoyment to be gained as I stumble, question myself, draw badly with no signs of improvement, hate everything, hurredly scribble something at the end of the day etc etc, so follow me on Instagram for immediate and possible calamitous updates, if you so wish.

Anyone else on a 365 project?

(Below I have added the comment I posted on Instagram and the link to the original post. All but two are drawn from life. Day 3 is a copy of a Chris Ware sketch and Day 9 a study of feet found on the tumblr hashtag. I will probably just draw things from life from now on as I seem to get most from that. Also avoids infringing on someone’s copyright which is extremely uncool.)

http://instagram.com/p/o8R9xIny6M/
1/365…..
Oh dear, did I just type that?
Yes, yes I did.
http://instagram.com/p/o8R9xIny6M/
2/365. Drawn straight to ink in homemade pocket book (message me for instructions) whilst waiting in car park for delivery of supplies for twin 10 year birthday Sunday afternoon pizza blow out. Two panel doodle comic comes free of charge. http://instagram.com/p/o_GhFTnyzM/
2/365.
Drawn straight to ink in homemade pocket book (message me for instructions) whilst waiting in car park for delivery of supplies for twin 10 year birthday Sunday afternoon pizza blow out.
Two panel doodle comic comes free of charge.

3/365 After C Ware, ANLDB 1, pg 141. http://instagram.com/p/pD1b2qHy_T/
3/365
After C Ware, ANLDB 1, pg 141.

http://instagram.com/p/pEl1JUHy9u/
4/365.
Terrible attempt at clothing.
Yes, that is a Test Your Pet pencil.

5/#365. Random dude eating chop suey(?) on the wall outside. Coloured ballpoint whilst waiting for fluid cache and landsat download. http://instagram.com/p/pGqoMmHy9m/
5/#365.
Random dude eating chop suey(?) on the wall outside.
Coloured ballpoint whilst waiting for fluid cache and landsat download.

6/365. Varoius clientele sitting outside coffee shop on Whiteladies Road. Drawn during lunch break. Pencil. http://instagram.com/p/pJbZs9ny4H/
6/365.
Varoius clientele sitting outside coffee shop on Whiteladies Road.
Drawn during lunch break.
Pencil.

7/365. Windows and soil pipes. Pilot Vball on paper. Looking out window whilst upgrading PC render node and listening to Mex v Cam. http://instagram.com/p/pMXhDVny8r/
7/365.
Windows and soil pipes.
Pilot Vball on paper.
Looking out window whilst upgrading PC render node and listening to Mex v Cam.

8/365. Page of horse heads. Drawn during Second Eldests riding lesson. http://instagram.com/p/pOYdMiny5n/
8/365.
Page of horse heads.
Drawn during Second Eldests riding lesson.

9/365 Foot studies from various sources off of t'internet. http://instagram.com/p/pRYNOUHyxa/
9/365
Foot studies from various sources off of t’internet.

10/365. Attempt at the northern side of the Tynedale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road. Pencil. 20 mins. http://instagram.com/p/pTb4JNny7r/
10/365.
Attempt at the northern side of the Tynedale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road.
Pencil.
20 mins.