Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I Is For...I Drew This

My ninth post for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, I is for... I Drew This

Someone gave me a sketchbook and after ignoring it for months, I decided it would be a waste if I didn't use it. I'm not particularly good at drawing, but I've discovered that I really enjoy it. I prefer to draw with fine marker pens and mostly in black. The drawings that I like most have some sort of narrative to them.

I was looking through the sketchbook the other day and I decided to post some of the better pictures on here. I don't have a scanner so these are awkwardly taken photographs of the pages of the book propped open. A couple of them are a bit blurrier than I would like. Sorry.

I Drew This:
I probably drew round something for the shape of planet Earth and Africa looks a bit weird. I've drawn lots of variations of this blank-faced character over the years.

I Drew This:
The proportions on this adventurer aren't very good, but I really like the detail (and lack of detail) in the landscape.

I Drew This:
It's a nose. I've always been fascinated by the Sphinx's missing nose. Here's an idea of what we do with a massive stone nose. The black dot on the side of the nose is something showing through from the next page.

I Drew This:
I must have traced Alfred Hitchcock, I'm not that good at faces. I can't explain why I wanted to put him on the end of what looks like a Mosque.

I Drew This:
This is probably the first time I got the proportions of the human form to look right. Sadly you can see the ghostly form of Marvin the paranoid android from the movie of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy floating through from the next page, which somewhat lessens the impact of this picture.

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not bad!
And Dave, I tried to comment on your post for Monday but for some reason I never could pull up your website. I'm sorry!

Rob and Lisa said...

Cool artwork. I also like the detail on your landscape drawing. Some of your pictures have a surreal quality to them.

Lisa
http://livethemoment09.blogspot.com

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Hey! Nice sketching!

You should draw more.

Dave said...

Alex J. Cavanaugh, thanks! I don't know what happened yesterday, it worked for me. Here it is.

Lisa, thanks, I'm like surreal.

Gillian, thanks. I should draw more, but it's easy to get out of the habit. These are the better ones. I've drawn plenty of rubbish as well.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

You are very creative. I enjoyed your sketches.
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marissa shakespeare quotes lover said...

These are great! You have a really interesting style and I can see you getting better and better as you create more drawings. Thanks for the posts!
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Fiona Faith Maddock said...

Great blog.

Grover said...

I kind of love your drawings and your commentary makes them even better. I hope you're keeping it up and filling up the rest of the sketch book!

Nicole said...

I like the planet earth drawing as well as the one with the mosque. You won't know how well you'll do at drawing unless you try so that is a good start. Even better that you are doing an activity that you actually enjoy!

Cheers :)

~Nicole
2012 A to Z Participant
Blog: The Madlab Post
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DL Hammons said...

I used to doodle a lot when I was in high school. Super heroes mostly! I could spend hours upon hours doing that. Those were the days!

Dave said...

Debra, thank you.

Marissa, thanks. I didn't realise I had a style at all.

Fiona, thanks.

Grover, I've just started a new sketchbook.

Nicole, I'm glad you like them.

DL Hammons, the word doodle always makes me think of this quote from Buffy: "A doodle. I do doodle. You, too. You do doodle, too."