Ernest Jones’ 1909 “Live-Map” navigator



“Under its guidance the most muddling twists, turns and corners melt away behind you,” read the advertisement. “It is better than a Human Guide because it is always doing its work to the exclusion of everything else. … The Jones Live-Map emancipates you from slavery to great, flopping maps and profound route-books that you can’t make head or tail of without stopping.”

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INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 124-131

Definitely promise to possibly pick up the pace on these perhaps maybe.

As always you can get instant updates on the Instagram.

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125/365 The After Effects User Interface and the back of Tim Marriott. 15 mins whilst rendering. Uniball micro. Notebook: Ethel.
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126/365 Trying that thing where you include yourself in the picture, like that other person but not as good. Started with my hand and ended up with a very distorted version of my front room. Repurposed a page with an unfinished mind map on rigging in maya (the fourth in a series hence it petering out). V-ball. 15 mins Notebook: the very-soon-to-retired Ethel.
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127/365 Fairly rapid rendition of handmade jug still life. Time is limited. 5 mins Uni-ball eye micro Notebook: Myrtle
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128/365 Piano, Guitar, Drum-machine, Stool. 20 mins Pencil and Uniball Eye Micro. Notebook: Myrtle.
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129/365 Very gnarly old tree. Black Stabilo point 88. 10 mins Notebook: Myrtle
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130/365 Got a lift into work today, therefore car drawings. Uniball micro Notebook: Myrtle
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131/365 Dormer window in the new bit of the house. Drawn whilst waiting for previously mentioned lift. Uniball micro. 7 mins Notebook: Myrtle

 

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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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.

Very Undaily 365 Sketch Project Update: 69-73

..and to add insult to injury two of these I have already posted here. But in the spirit of complete-ism and putting everything down this blog pipe, here we are.

Notebooks Zebulon (9 x 14 pocket Moleskine) and Leonidas (8 x 11 homemade pocket book) are now retired (so you can see I do continue to use them, it’s just most of the content is not suitable for posting in the internet (and I mean that in a nice way)). Ethel (13 x 21 Moleskine) is still going strong, and is what I am mainly using for writing, mapping, drawing, general ranting and work. I also have a new shiny currently un-named homemade pocket book. I’m sticking with just the two for now, as I’m currently liking seeing the consistency and flow in build up in Ethel, and I obviously need a smaller pocket book that I can be a Everyday Carry type object for emergencies.

(above from a week or so ago) Notebook Zebulon is close to the end. But there are a few corners not filled with indecipherable tiny writing.

A few items are coming to a head, at BDH one large project at work is being broadcast at the moment and the Very Large Animation job we did earlier in the year is on the brink. Also a small personal piece to be published in a new and very exiting way with other stuff that’s much better than mine. The “things planned” part are art things (as opposed to wok things) that I hope to post about here as I progress through them. That involves removing a few shackles of hesitancy on my part. Not to mention my bionically slow progress. But one can only try.

What? Oh, yes sketches, they get pushed to the back of the queue on a daily basis, then I feel bad. But I have to keep reminding myself, NOBODY CARES, so it’s ok. Might also start playing with posting them straight here and pinging them out then putting them on Instagram, instead of the other way around.

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69/365. Elaboration on guitar under the desk started in 61/365. It does get played, btw. Multi-coloured biro. Notebook: Ethel 

 

70/365 Various horizon lines drawn from the window of the 11:30 to London Paddington. Going through Bath Spa, Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot Parkway. V-ball. Notebook: Ethel. https://instagram.com/p/tC5i5kHy-A/
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Various horizon lines drawn from the window of the 11:30 to London Paddington.
Going through Bath Spa, Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot Parkway.
V-ball.
Notebook: Ethel.

71/365 Back-ends of various vehicles drawn during mildly epic road trip (when stationary and when it was safe to do so, obv) from Hunstanton through Peterborough, A47, M6, M5 etc. 7 hours journey time in total. See images of both #east and #west seas (taken on same day) earlier in this feed. V-ball. Notebook: Ethel. https://instagram.com/p/tGGy09Hy_9/
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Back-ends of various vehicles drawn during mildly epic road trip (when stationary and when it was safe to do so, obv) from Hunstanton through Peterborough, A47, M6, M5 etc. 7 hours journey time in total.
See images of both #east and #west seas (taken on same day) earlier in this feed.
V-ball.
Notebook: Ethel.

72/365 Hot air balloon that just flew low over our town at speed. They take off from Ashton Court which is about 9 miles away so they seem to have got the pace without the altitude. We could see the shape of the flames from the burners very cleary. I have friends who have seen balloons so low over Bristol they have had conversations with the occupants. Pencil. Without looking. Notebook: Ethel https://instagram.com/p/tezzeJHyxy/
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Hot air balloon that just flew low over our town at speed. They take off from Ashton Court which is about 9 miles away so they seem to have got the pace without the altitude. We could see the shape of the flames from the burners very cleary.
I have friends who have seen balloons so low over Bristol they have had conversations with the occupants.
Pencil.
Without looking.
Notebook: Ethel

73/364 Heads of moving horses, drawn without looking. Straight to V-ball. Notebook: Ethel https://instagram.com/p/tuokIGnyw9/
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Heads of moving horses, drawn without looking.
Straight to V-ball.
Notebook: Ethel