At the beginning of the first semester, we each received a goody bag containing drawing material and also a very small Leuchtturm1917 sketchbook (70 x 110 mm). Mine lay around at home for a while, but this semester, I decided to try and fill it.… Read More
It snowed overnight. Shrouded in white, the world looks unsaturated. The light that falls through my bedroom window is cold, the room is half shadow. Open boxes and bags filled with a miscellaneous mix of my personal belongings cover the floor of the room. The shelves are filled with books and knickknacks that tell the story of another person’s life. Photo albums, books from art exhibitions, toys, drawings, family portraits.
When I flick through an old sketchbook, I am always surprised by how well I can remember the circumstances while I was drawing the pictures. Here is my old sketchbook from this year which I didn’t consistently use but has many very different memories concealed in it.
This is the first year that I have ever actively met the decision to take part in Inktober. I even managed to actually pull it through to the end, and now have an adorable sketchbook filled with ink drawings!
I bought the sketchbook (and ripped out enough pages to makes sure I would have exactly 32 pages), bought the pens and decided that I would take the prompts and try to draw animals.
The day of “Feeding the 5000” was a huge day for me. I was excited but also slightly terrified by the prospect that so many people could see my work. So many people who I didn’t know, and who didn’t know me.
Ich habe das Glück bei dem ersten “Feeding the 5000” hier in Deutschland die Postkarten und T-shirts für die freiwilligen Helfer gestalten zu dürfen.
Last weekend, Rico and I went to the Zoo with my little brother Dunstan.
Rico had free tickets for all of us, as he has started an apprenticeship at the Zoo working as a trainee Zookeeper. I wanted to draw some animals, Dunstan (he usually photographs wild animals in nature, and I personally find his photographs very impressive) wanted to photograph them, and Rico wanted to find out more about the way the Zoo was built up from a “visitor’s” perspective.