A few recent (and not so recent) pages from my sketchbook (click to enlarge):
I wanted to draw something for Easter as I did during Advent - but found this an even harder task to get quite as I wanted (striking images that are meaningful without being cliché). In the end I did the following drawings but not quite happy with any of them. Click to view larger and see captions for some of the thoughts behind them.
I went out sketching near Spitalfields with the Urban Sketchers London group and my dad. It was great to spend a few hours just drawing. Click images below to view larger.
Rebekah commissioned me to draw my take on Genesis 32: 22-32 - it's a strange passage in the Bible where Jacob wrestles with an unknown man who reveals himself to be God. Final image in charcoal below:
In December I shared a drawing every day for Advent. Each drawing illustrated a bible verse, and aimed to give an insight into why Christians feel such hope and joy at this time of year. I'm planning on making the series into some kind of booklet for next year so watch this space. Here's just a selection of the images (click to see full images - originals were approx 1.5 x 1.5 inches square).
My parents kindly gifted me an art course at the Slade for my last birthday - I chose one that would focus on moving from drawing to oil painting. I had hoped it would be more focused on mark-making and how drawing can influence painting, but it turned out to be more of an introduction to using oil paints. I haven't used them since school however, so in some ways it was good to have a refresher and just invest some time in thinking about using colour, as that's an area in which I don't have much confidence. Click images below to see larger.
I never take as much time as I like/should to sketch, but here are some pages from my sketchbook from the last few months (click images to view larger):
Paul and Tori asked me to draw the church where they were getting married for their service sheet - I did a simple pen and ink drawing for them:
I've been trying to use my sketchbook more this year when I'm out and about. Here are the results (click to view):
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