© Gabriella Buckingham Aug 9th 2012
This is the sketch I will be developing this week into a surface pattern; the end use of which I don’t know yet! I was very encouraged and inspired by the comments on this one in the Flickr group #ippdailydraw.
This is a busy week for me as I only have 4 days to work as its my grandfather’s funeral on Friday and there are Moobaacluck commissions to do of course; and my husband is away today and tomorrow so I won’t have him around to take over the school run etc! I like a challenge but I won’t be hard on myself if I only manage something simple.
Have a good week x
I’ve chosen this sketch to develop into something by Friday as part of the #ippweeklycreate .
copyright Gabriella Buckingham
My aim is to show some of the working progress between now and then too. I intend to turn this into a repeat pattern probably sketching other elements and introducing colour in Photoshop. I have yet to learn Adobe Illustrator and think I need to get a book on it! I will be digging out Rachael Taylor’s surface pattern course for the notes. I do find illustrator quite illogical but I suppose that’s like many technical things that are totally new to someone – er. Well some of you will be with me! If you have any good recommendations on books or courses that you found invaluable to learn Illustrator with please let me know in the comments!
So who is definitely joining me this week? #ippweeklycreate is making a new piece of work in any media you like or form you like from a sketch you’ve done before – whether from the daily drawing project or a different drawing. Chose a drawing at the beginning of the week and post your result on Friday that week. You can read details of optional postings and some ideas on the ‘current project’ page of my blog
leave a comment if you can 🙂
Here’s my last sketch of August. I can feel the seasons change today too.
It’s the last day of #ippdailydraw 😦 I haven’t done a momentous final piece – it’s a loose scratchy observation of the dinner table and a brief look at my daughter before she finished her food.
I found my ink pen! But I wonder if I’ve ruined it pulling over the page… it doesn’t flow so easily and I have to press quite hard.
How successful was the project – drawing every day for a month? I definitely feel that I am less daunted by drawing and believe it or not less judge mental about my own work. I worry less about the result and more about whether I feel a true interest in or love for what I am depicting. Certain subjects were energising and are the start of new things!:) That’s why I am looking forward to going back through this month’s sketches and developing a small body of work or a single piece inspired by one of these sketches each week in September ( #ippweeklycreate) You can read all about that here.
What did you get out of it? Do send me your favourite drawing or drawings if you can’t choose and I will aim to have the showcase up on Monday or Sunday. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline as I will add you later in the week.
The hache tag #ippdailydraw will still be there for any one to add to in the future! I’d like to know your opinions as to whether I keep the current Flickr group open – and would you be likely to continue the odd drawing and add it to the group? Or would it be best to start-up a new general one?
Thanks for taking part – it’s been inspiring X