Wednesday, 27 November 2013
But as Alexander kept sleeping, and as I actually had some Promarkers in the right colours, the quick composition sketch became quite involved! Had I set out to make a proper job of this I would of course have dealt properly with the stem in the water which I have completely forgotten to 'refract'. This is the problem with me...I don't learn...it wasn't all that long ago I spent ages drawing that purple straw in the glass of fizzy water where the straw was all zig-zaggy from the refraction. But I find when I draw out of my head rather than observationally, all I know to be true just disappears. I could draw a thousand relatively cat-like cats from real life but then draw one from my imagination and it look like a ball with sticks hanging out!
Jodi Wiley (thank you for the inspiration, Jodi), A5 Hahnemuhle sketchbook, Promarkers.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Alexander and I have been making thank you cards to give to people who bought him christening presents but who don't have Facebook/email. I guess I should do a card for everyone but this card making process is a bit slow going so that's just not going to happen!
I put a silver marker in Alexander's hand and let him wave it about until we had made some marks on some Bristol board. Then I do the writing and stick on a few buttons. And voila! Amanda & Son Design is born!
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
I need to get something to wear for Alexander's christening the weekend after next and I had some crazy idea that we would be able to nip into town in the morning, buy a dress and be home by 2pm at the latest as Alexander likes a bit of singing in the afternoon. So here we were in the Caffe Nero in House of Fraser at around midday having bought nothing, me flashing at the people at the next table while Alexander who had assured me he was hungry and needed a pit stop lay on me trying to decide whether 'boobies' or the canvas prints of coffee on the walls were what he wanted to turn his attention to. I thought I'd immortalise my overpriced can of drink while I waited for him. So here is my stuff on the table drawn with my Moleskine on my knee and a very flappy Alexander across me. I have to thank him for his input to the design. I think the wobbly lines look nice.