Friday, 22 June 2012


Sometimes there is not the time or inclination to get out the paints, so I have learnt from the wonderful artists I chat too how important a sketchbook and/or Journal can be. I do have an Art Journal, which contains some events, thoughts and practice work. But have decided to get a bit more serious in the sketchbook, I have even joined a Flickr group of others who draw each day to encourage me. I am also using a variety of mediums, the cover above is paints, crayons and charcoal.

This one is ballpoint pen, I have seen some fantastic works done in ballpoint pen, who would have thought of this as a medium? I know I wouldnt, you can also add coloured ballpoints and they are quite a decent price too.

This is promarkers and some ballpoint doodling.

..and finally all coloured pencil. A tribute to one of my all time favourite artists, which was actually copied from another tribute to him by Rolf Harris, so probably nothing like the original now, but still it was fun to do first time I have done anything like that before, this one was in my A4 sketchbook.

I dont think we are doing anything exciting this weekend, the weather is totally appauling and we dont have a boat. I am hoping to get to the Tate in Liverpool soon though, they have a spectacular exhibition on the way.


  1. I really like the ballpoint pen picture and the writing on that one. Out of interest, are zendoodles created using ballpoint pens?


  2. Thanks Mick, I think most people use ink pens for zendoodle - sure you could use ballpoints though its a fun medium.

  3. Sorry I haven't be commenting lately and thanks for your comment on my blog, I did reply, but never sure if anyone ever check back or not. Anyway great to see you are still drawing and painting, you are developing a lovely style and I can see from previous post you are looking at all types of art which is a great way to learn. Sketching is also so important, I must start again as it really helps develop ideas and could help me get my mojo back.
    Janice x

  4. Thank you Janice, no worries I know whats been going on with you. Always glad when you have the time to have a look at my progress though, I am sketching every evening now - certainly does help.

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  6. Wonderful art, favourite is "still believing" xx