December 1, 2020

Sketchbook Gallery #01

Hello and welcome to the first official Sketchbook Gallery blog post! I have a terrible habit of creating art and then never sharing it with anyone and while that’s perfectly fine, I can’t quiet help feeling a little sad for some of the pieces locked away in my sketchbook — probably half unfinished WIPs — that will more than likely never seen the light of day.

With that in mind I thought I’d dedicate a series of monthly posts to those lonely pieces of artwork.

left:

digital – adobe photoshop

A large proportion of my personal sketchbook consists of practice sketches of a lot of random body parts, mostly hands recently because, and I’m sure I can speak for a lot of artists here — hands are hard.

I’m sure those close to me can vouch for this because I’ve lost count of the amount of times I ask for photos of various body parts in extremely obscure positions; if you associate yourself with an artist you are basically a walking reference for all eternity. Anyway, this is a cute little rough sketch. Very wholesome indeed.

right:

digital – adobe photoshop


While I am a multidisciplinary artist, my aesthetic is very much cosmic matter, intricate flowers with a side of creepy and just a bit avant-garde. It’s interesting and I like this one rather a lot because it’s kind of textbook pretty but it’s also niche as hell. I’ve been playing around with some overlays here to add some extra atmosphere to the piece and I think I’m a fan!

left:

digital – adobe photoshop

This piece is throwing it back a bit to the beginning or so of April this year in the peak of lockdown. I can’t help but feel like this is an accurate depiction of how I felt back then and by that I mean fabulous but also a bit scrambled. My art got a bit weird back then. Also dandelions are perhaps one of the most underrated flowers to exist and they are one of my favourites to draw — I will challenge anyone who call them weeds.

right:

traditional – ink on paper

I think flowers were one of the very first things I would draw as a child and that theme has been pretty consistent throughout my life. I remember being fascinated by Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers at school and of course Van Gogh’s sunflowers. I love the contrast of the background in this piece and it’s definitely something I’m going to be transferring onto a bigger canvas at some point in the future.

above:

digital – adobe photoshop

This is one of my most recent designs and while it may not be finished quite yet, I’m loving the direction of this piece. The colour palette is really not one I normally gravitate towards at all; I have worked with neon shades before but more in the way of accent colours. I really quite like this design as it’s so dissimilar to what I normally draw and I really enjoy mixing things up every now and then.

below:

digital (printed) – adobe photoshop

Lastly we have a dog rose rather similar in style to the traditional piece further up but digitised using adobe photoshop. This is a very small element to (eventually) a very large piece which I’m rather excited about being able to start working on again over the holidays.

And there we have it! Don’t forget to check back at the beginning of January for the next instalment of this little series.

One response to “Sketchbook Gallery #01”

  1. Paige says:

    You are super talented! Amazing pieces x

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