Digital, digita, digit, digit, digit, dig, dug
What fun I had drawing these. From faces to flowers, plates and jugs. Lace and mandelbrot, eyes, patterns and rocks. I like trying to draw anything.
The jug is a drawing of a Clarice Cliff designed pot by the way.
All drawn at the now defunct Sketchfu website.
Drawing on top of multiplied background. Changing from colour and black and white to blue hues.
Apps used, layout, sketcher free and picsart.
I like changing images gradually and coming up with different iterations and colourways.
Sometimes it’s nice just to take a close up abstract shot of something. Shapes become more important than detail. Tiny pink petals almost look like butterflies and the straggly money plant, which is cast in shadow, raised its bulbous leaves up to the sky. The thin pale leaves of the spider plant are almost translucent in the light.
Then again you can play about with silhouettes in nature or draw dark doodles to make a pleasing composition.
Always explore, always enjoy, always create if you can.
You sparkled as you flew
high above me
a tail of fire,
Greens and Golds.
Cold fire flew from you wings,
Hot fire your breath.
Feathers of glass or crystal
tied with silver wire
Shreak of sound
high register like a whistle…
Then a shrinking bloom of fire
like time-lapse in reverse
your feathers folding in
creating a single golden glowing egg
Once created, to hatch and grow again.
Glaring in the mirror. Don’t know if it’s a reflection or your brother?
I thought I would draw this after seeing a beautiful painting of a lion on the TV. I didn’t manage to do it that well so I’ve been playing with colour and this is the result. It’s just fun to play…
The title came from the idea that they are looking at each other. It could be that they are separate animals or that it’s one lion and a reflection.
Five years ago I had been part of an online art group called Sketchfu. It was a large site and I was one of the moderators. It had a simple drawing programme with five sizes of pens, a colour picker, 50 or 60 colours and opacity controls. And yet people were creating art, drawings, enjoying the thrill of sharing their art work. It was like a small WordPress for artists.
Then it all went wrong. The owners became less available. More text was being published as younger contributors got interested in writing blogs instead of drawing. The moderators were not told about what was going on and the owners started promoting a new site. Eventually it was announced the old sketchfu site would close.
On that day I lost a lot of friends I managed to keep a few. They are still around even 5 years later but I do miss all those others I met online.