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Cat sketch 2018

So, it’s been back to the usual absence of art work. I’ve been distracted with other artistic and work commitments which has blocked up any creative juices that I managed to get flowing. So for the first time in weeks I’ve managed to sit down and sketch this guy. Trying to plan out some projects for the year just to give me something to aim for.

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Dropping in to say hello

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this page with anything but life gets in the way of fun! Not sure who this is or what I’m trying to say, just enjoyed playing with some real pens and pencils rather than my recent digital route.

Crikey how many weeks??

So after weeks and weeks and weeks I’ve finally managed to sit down and have a bit of fun with Procreate… by no means back to my former self yet but thoroughly enjoying the time being creative. 

Procreate iPad sketches 

So it’s been a very busy month or so this end, my creative outlet has been dwarfed by personal changes and life generally but in between those elements I have managed to play with sketching in procreate which has been brilliant while dealing with a busy schedule. So below I’ve attached all of my recent sketches from the app, I hope you enjoy!!

Beginning of the birds

I’ve spent some time looking back at sketches that never amounted to anything and discovered I have various characterisations of birds. I’ve picked my favourite few and started to rework them.
These illustrations will be more ambitious than my doodles and I hope that as I keep pushing on it becomes more and more visible in each piece.
Feeling good considering I’ve only been back at it for a couple of weeks.

Autumn bird sketch 2012
Autumn bird 2017

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