Welcome to 2015! This blog started two years ago and now gets about 50 visitors a day, so many thanks for your ongoing interest in my hobby. After sketching every day for almost four years I’ve settled to a particular set of resources, mostly fountain pens and dilute ink in water-brushes, and recurring themes are becoming clearer (my left hand, toys, the unsuspecting general public about the city, skulls, my left hand again). But change is good so this year you can brace yourselves for some self-portraits (shudder…), more use of different brushes, and I’ll try to do some more generally urban sketches, not just people sat on benches but also their surroundings. I aim to carry on posting about twice a week (always including a musical hyper-link) and suggestions for posts/themes are welcome. So in the spirit of new beginnings here is my right hand in the first sketch of the year.
Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, Noodlers Brown 41 and Bad Blue Heron in water-brush, A6 – 10 minutes
Happy new year Ed, looking forward to seeing more of your art in 2015 .
Thanks Suzy, enjoy the new Moleskine! Ed
Happy New Year, Ed! I enjoy all your posts and sketches. But the big question remains: If you are right handed, how the heck did you make this sketch??! With your LEFT hand??! Gasp!
Ah, the magical power of short-term memory! It’s hard to avoid the Escher image of the hand drawing the hand that’s drawing the hand… Ed
Happy New Year! Your blog has made me to read more about this art we love so much, and you continously inspire me to pick up my pen! I really look forward to anything you you´ll post over the next year.
Thanks Viktoria, I’ll think I’ll also post a bit more often about the books that are inspiring me at the moment (Hokusai’s manga this month…) Ed