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Are you ready to conquer 2020?

Blue and white porcelain dragon vase

Are you ready to conquer 2020?

Sketch of the day no 1291 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a blue and white dragon vase, a symbol of imperial power.

Piggy bank drawing

Piggy bank

Where shall we go?

A penny a day for a holiday away ~ Lily Aziz
Sketch of the day no 1259 in my moleskine sketchbook is of my best friend’s Ms Poogy bank 🐷🐖💰

Portrait of Twiggy

Portrait of Twiggy

Happy Sunday Sketch.
Sketch of the day no 1234 is a Portrait of Twiggy.

Portrait of girl #2

Portrait of girl

Sketch of the day no 1227 in my sketchbook is of portrait of a girl #2

I’m determined to master the art of portrait however long it takes. Getting the proportions right is quite a challenge because it really involves concentration and looking carefully at the subject. I’m starting with photos I’ve collected from the Internet and using that as a starting point. This drawing is based on the photo by Steve McCurry.

Time for spiritual reflection

Pink peony

Time for spiritual reflection.
Sketch of the day no 1226 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a Pink peony from Norfolk 🌹

Flowers struggle to look their best all year long

Pink magnolias

Flowers struggle to look their best all year long.
Sketch of the day no 1220 in my moleskine sketchbook is of some pink magnolias.

Portrait of a man in charcoal

Portrait of a man in charcoal

I started my sketch a day in April 2013 and I decided from the onset that I will not draw people. In the 6 years I have done 5 bearded characters for Movember.
Now with charcoal, I have changed my mind and I have decided to start drawing people and figures because it’s been an area I have conciously stayed clear from. It’s not that I don’t find people interesting to draw but I feel it’s a subject that is really difficult to get right and that scares me.
My intention here, as with all my other sketches is to capture a feeling rather than a realistically perfect representation of the subject which my phone can do better than me. 📱

Sketch of the day no 1214 is of a portrait of man inspired by The exhibition of Don McCullin at the Tate Britain.

What do you think?

Don Mccullin photo exhibition runs until 6 May 2019 at Tate Britain, London.

I found a feather one day…

Feather drawing

I’ve been using ink pen and coloured pen brushes as my favourite medium for quite a while now. I use them because they are easy to travel with and clean. However, I’ve decided a change is necessary because change however scary and uncomfortable is necessary for growth.
Today I’m starting a new sketchbook using charcoal pencils just for a change. Let’s see how it goes.

Sketch of the day no 1214 in my sketchbook is of a black and white feather.

If you have been following my art journey for a while now, you may have realised that I love symbols and what what they mean in different cultures. If you haven’t noticed, you have been unconsciously learning about them through the references in my sketches 😉

The feather is a symbol of freedom, transformation and of a spiritual journey. As I was thinking of change in my art and my life, I came across this black and white feather on my path, a celestial sign perhaps?

It don’t run run run… Heinz tomato Ketchup

Heinz tomato sauce

It don’t run run run…who else knows the ketchup song?
Sketch of the day no 1205 in my moleskine sketchbook is of a bottle of Heinz Ketchup.

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