Tuesday, 29 July 2008

First Post

Earlier this month I signed up for a short course in Drawing and Painting.

As a kid I was always drawing, did well in Art at school, went on to college to do...Graphic Design, even got a job at the end of it. It was then I pretty much stopped drawing for the fun of it, I was kind of doing it for the day job so I didn't really want to start again when I got home. Plus I was a young man discovering a social life... So the part of me that loved to draw, to lose myself for hours at a time, got filed away for a very long while. Eventually, over a period of years the design job ended, I lost the buzz from it and made a few unwise choices that seemed like great ideas at the time. And now nearly 20 years later...

I signed up for a short course in Drawing and Painting. It doesn't even start until this September but the minute I'd signed on the line my enthusiasm started rushing back. I dug out some of the old equipment I'd held on to for all that time, dug out some old drawings I'd done (which actually seemed ok) and then found art blogs. Lots of them, by some brilliant and inspiring artists who unknown to them have helped me regain something I thought I'd really lost.

So it's time to take my own stumbling steps into the blogging world. It could all go horribly wrong of course but we'll have to wait and see. I'm drawing again, whether it's any good is another matter, hopefully I'll get some responses...

Thought I would start by showing the old stuff I mentioned...






I like to work in pencil and coloured pencil, into which I'll sometimes also use watercolours. It's a bit of a mix and match technique which sometimes, just sometimes, works...
If anybody actually reads this please feel free to say hi and leave a comment.

3 comments:

Stephen Gardner said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of the art blog, I'll be popping back to see how your getting on. You've already posted some good stuff.

Andy said...

Hi Stephen - my first commenter! Thanks for the encouragement too.

ecccch said...

Looks good.