Sunday, 16 January 2011

new sketchbook



a few pages from my new journal....since i wanted to get back into the whole drawing thing and the sketchbook challenge seemed to be a great encouragement, I went and bought myself some pocket sized sketch books...

these are my first entries today i'm easing into the year with some of my current work and playing with line making..the glaze resist work is a kiln filler while i'm finishing off the platter glaze firings and the cups ....well i was inspired to make some really large ones, sometimes the market stall needs some 'out there' pieces that really stand out...it helps the display have some areas of focus and really grabs peeps attention even if they don't end up purchasing that item it gets them talking which after all is our market's favourite thing... :))

and sometimes my pages are about the space as much as the object....I'm a big fan of negative space..

11 comments:

  1. lovely designs.
    I love negative space and it is funny how the eye will pick up another design off the space.
    Love those handles with their sweet curls!

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  2. Going big and bold seems like a fair bet right now.
    I always love to see sketchbook pages, so much confidence in line quality.

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  3. hey meredith, cheers i'm a big fan of swirls and curls at the mo...about to overdose on them maybe!!

    hey zyg, i just realised the resemblance to your marks...ha sneaky subliminal stuff :)) ah yes going large in 2011

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  4. Great sketches, really like those handles, I've always been found of black and white, are you using pen, pencil?

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  5. The musical instrument designs... very cool! I've been trying to sketch every day. It helps so much in playing with ideas before committing to the clay.

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  6. Oh the joys of a new sketch book. Lovely drawings!

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  7. Great journal pages! I find that I need to journal some of my ideas because they can be fleeting -also a good exercise to draw out thoughts and ideas before committing to the medium. I sure like your handles :o)

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  8. hey linda i use a pilot drawing pen .05 nice strong lines :))

    hey patricia i forgot to say a commissioned design plate for a friend who plays in the symphony..

    yeh christine i love a new blank sketchbook cant wait to fill it!!

    hey cindy, i love flicking back through them too sometimes i don't remember drawing them.. spooky :))

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  9. I love peeking at other people's sketch books & pen/ink is my fave! I'm trying to be better about drawing in mine - good inspriation.

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  10. hey cynthia i let the sketch book lapse quite a bit toward the end of last year i got distracted with photography and heaps of other stuff but do love it...go buy yourself a new pen or something new to try :))

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