Well first off, a huge thankyou to everyone that left a suggestion last week. I have a long list of things to fall back on now. Interestingly enough a lot of you suggested things that I have been thinking I ‘should’ sketch – great minds think alike!
This week I made more of an effort to record bits and pieces and as a result I have a VERY eclectic mix of sketches. I don’t think I ticked off anything on my new “to-sketch’ list but I am happy with a broader subject range. My challenge for next week is to make some of the mundane sketches a little more interesting.
Anyway… here they are…
A little random spread about some favourite apps at the moment that I know I will find very interesting a few years down the track.
Decided to sketch on my morning walk. The fude nib wasn’t the best choice for what I wanted to achieve (white joy would have been better) but it was amazing how many new things I noticed once I had a pen in my hand. The page includes a few thoughts about whether I should just walk or try to sketch during my walks.
My 4 year old niece saw my sketchbook and wanted to look at my ‘Octanauts sketch’ that I did on Christmas Day – good memory hey? So I decided to sketch some of the old Lego Fabuland she was playing with. I was hoping to sketch her, but she was more interested in me sketching these characters. It is a little random to be next to my lammo and china tea cup … but that was the reality of the afternoon!
Most people don’t spend the evening of a public holiday reading a serious architectural theory book and looking up a ‘few’ references in the process. Oh! with cricket on the TV in the background too (notice the remote!) I didn’t intend to go on the this tangent but I wanted to look up something about Chiswick House in prep for Part 2 of this post, and somehow I got seriously sidetracked!
Another super quick sketch to record an appointment and a frayed elastic lace to my zero-gravity chair. Doing this sketch is a good record of when I installed the new laces so I can check how long they last.
Ah! what a total bunch of complete trivia I have just shared with you!
It is funny because there has been a few very big projects happening in the background this month (some will be revealed in next week’s February newsletter) but recording this minor stuff will be enjoyable when I come back and look through this book in years to come.
What about you – do you like recording trivia in your book? Is there anything too mundane to sketch?