INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 193-199

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Another lost drawing from last Spring’s trio to Berlin. This is the window of the flat we stayed in in Wilmersdorf with a portion of the receipt from the grocery shop over the road.
Notebook: Ichabod
Fountain pen and Stabilo.
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More from the Berlin notebook. Various details around Brandenberger Tor. With map of central Berlin pasted in.
Notebook: Ichabod
April 2017
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Corner of West Park and Whiteladies Road from the balcony at BDH with a sandwich in the Sun.
🌞 ✏ 📓 🥪
Uniball micro.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto
196/365
Sleeping office dog on a hot day. Drawn whilst waiting for various render tests.
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Pencil.
10 mins
Notebook: Gilbert
197/365
More lunchtime sketches as the people of Bristol make the most of the April Sun just in case Winter comes back.
Pencil.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto.
🥙 ✏ 📓 😴
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Still life in the corner of the local barbers.
Fountain pen.
20mins.
Notebook: Beto.
💇‍♂️ ✂ ✒ 📓
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Partially covered buildings down in Gas Ferry Road near the illustrious Aardman Animations in Bristol.
Started from life whilst waiting for a meeting, finished from memory.
Notebook: Beto.
V-ball.
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Project Ethel (27.05.14 – 07.01.16): Pages 1-8

Beginning a large project of uploading old notebook pages. These are not high res scans as that would considerably increase the amount of time needed, so these would have to do for now.

These are all generally going up on Instagram first.

Ethel Spread 1
Opening page of Notebook: Ethel. I’m going to be uploading notebooks in a more systematic fashion (with sensitive info deleted obvs). Notebook Ethel is a few years old. This is before I started using the first page spread as an index for the rest of the book. So the lists here are largely inspirational items and ideas of content capture. There’s not much order and I tend to fill empty spaces with bits of ephemera stuck in and doodles.
Clifton windows, lists and words.
This is a systematic uploading.
Notebook: Ethel Spread 2
First drafts, mug drawing, rough mind map, comics and a quote from Lynda Barry.
It’s along the lines of: “I’ve come to regard comics as something like a song. It can be about anything. We can address all sorts of things in a song, love gone wrong, truck driving, Daddies, smoking, boots, birthdays, cheating, space travel, big butts, revenge, war, a turkey in the straw, regret, genders, hands, purple haze . We can this way we can make comics about anything.” – Although I did write it down in a hurry!
Notebook: Ethel Spread 4.
Daily mini-maps, plans for website, doodles and the like.
Notebook: Ethel Spread 5.
Preliminary notes on Shark Brains, Art Speigelman on Maus: “Reality is too complex for any media” “Ironic Distance” “Fourth Wall” “Blank expressions allow the reader to impose their own” “I draw my comics one to one” “The past and the present intertwining, simultaneously in the same space” …& Ray Bradbury on writing: “Libraries are full of people not books” “Love what you do. Do what you love” “I don’t write the book, my characters write the book, they come to me and they tell me” “Stand on the top of the cliff, jump off, build your wings on the way down.” etc…
Notes for a very short film called “Bevel’s Nub” that appeared in the @strangealtars project a while back.
Marker pen, biro, pencil.
Notebook: Ethel. Spread 7.
Mind Map of the early days with Arnold and Maya before he full recent integration.
Mind Map on understanding Linear Colour Space within Maya and Arnold back when we first started using it.

“I’ve come to regard comics as something like a song.”

Notebook: Ethel
Spread 2.
First drafts, mug drawing, rough mind map, comics and a quote from Lynda Barry.
It’s along the lines of:

“I’ve come to regard comics as something like a song. It can be about anything. We can address all sorts of things in a song, love gone wrong, truck driving, Daddies, smoking, boots, birthdays, cheating, space travel, big butts, revenge, war, a turkey in the straw, regret, genders, hands, purple haze . We can this way we can make comics about anything.”

– Although I did write it down in a hurry!

nobody-but-yourself

A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words.

This may sound easy. It isn’t.

A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

e.e.cummings

Ichabod Ending

Notebook Ichabod is nearing the end. Serendipitously started on the 1st January 2017, it’s mostly filled with technical notes, stories, garbage, mind maps, schemes and some drawing, but not enough. I’m currently transitioning to two books next, standard and a smaller size in the hope I will carry the smaller one with me more often in an everyday carry type way and feel less inhibited about drawing in public.

Here’s to Notebooks Gilbert and Beto!

📓

“Style is the difference between a circle and how to draw it”

Opening page of Notebook: Ethel

I’m going to be uploading notebooks in a more systematic fashion (with sensitive info deleted obvs). Notebook Ethel is a few years old.

This is before I started using the first page spread as an index for the rest of the book. So the lists here are largely inspirational items and ideas of content capture. There’s not much order and I tend to fill empty spaces with bits of ephemera stuck in and doodles.