Drawing inspiration from life

Sleeper on the train to Weymouth


drawing inspiration from life - sleeping passenger on the train to WeymouthI enjoy drawing from life. In fact it is a vital part of my design process and often provides the inspiration for new projects. I’m currently working on drawing people as much as possible to help me develop characters for some new editorial style pieces I’m working on. When I’m out and about I always carry a small sketchbook a tiny water colour palette and two water brushes, one with plain water the other with dilute ink.

Inspiration for drawing and sketching – some useful sites.

An inspiring blog about keeping journals & the power of drawing every day:- http://dannygregory.com/

Bristol Drawing Club:- http://www.bristoldrawingclub.blogspot.com/

Drawing Campaign:- http://www.campaignfordrawing.net/international


Drawing with light! http://tochka.jp/pikapika/

An excellent site showcasing fantastic work produced by a bunch of 100 artists across 30 countries.   http://www.urbansketchers.org/p/about-usk.html

A drawing blog by Ed in Bath, UK. He draws every day and posts regularly. Excellent links to other blogs, info about materials and techniques etc. http://mostlydrawing.com/page/2/