I see butterflies….?

I carried on drawing circles because I wanted to cover the page. Then I tried mirroring the image into four sections and suddenly I could see a couple of butterflies. (I think). It could also see the hollows of bones. I think these are called lacuna or lacunae?

I also think of the speech from Macbeth which goes ‘hubble bubble toil and trouble….’. Or honeycomb toffee that crunches when you eat it. Patterns are fun!


One of my Youdraw drawings, the website may open back up again next year. Currently they are showing some of the artists works on Instagram.

I did over 11,000 drawings on the site. The only tools were a thick and thin black pen and a thick and thin eraser. The canvas size was only about two inches high by one inch wide. But that simplicity gave the site charm and also a challenge to create interesting images.

Other handed

Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was using your other hand to draw. As I have injured my right hand I was happy to try and draw with my left hand

This is one of our cats. Drawn left handed. I could manage the outlinesbut the shading is a bit rough and ready. I used a dark blue ink brush to go over the black shading. I have some nice metallic pens which are useful to create related colours


Tuesdays #bandofsketchers prompt was ‘switch’. Finally posted this. Not too happy with it but it is what it says on the tin!

It’s hard sometimes to think of something to draw for these prompts. It depends where you are. What springs to mind, what tools you have to make the work. Anyway, I wonder what Thursdays will be?

Self portrait

A self portrait done when I would have been drawing portraits of other students, but the server was down. Its a mixture of collaged magazine paper, watercolour paint, black ink and ink spray and post-it notes. I think I wasn’t in a good mood when I drew it. I had been doing the drawing session once a week for about seven weeks and then something went wrong and I couldn’t join in. Anyone that follows my blog will know that creating art makes me very happy, it cheers me up, (although I don’t look it in the drawing!)


OK, a strange one of our living room light, we have textured paper on the ceiling (courtesy of the builder who did up the house). Bright felt pens and dark shadows. The light is on.

Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was the word ON.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do for these prompts. I was thinking of drawing a bird on a twig, but it went dark before I got round to it.