When I was five ( this story has nothing to do with this picture really….it’s about me…of course) I wanted to enter a childrens tv program (Blue Peter – a Great British institution ) competition. It involved drawing animals and I can remember quite clearly having a massive tantrum because I couldn’t draw elephant ears. Not much has changed. I’m still very attached to getting my artwork right and it can bring things to a sudden stop very easily. I took some advise from a professional, highly acclaimed illustrator recently. Instead of falling over in admiration of my work she was clear that I needed to draw much more in order to develop the way I wanted to. It’s taken me weeks to process this and use it positively. Am I just thick or addicted to bringing myself down?
Which brings me to this very badly rendered picture. I decided to get back to having fun with drawing and thinking about characters. Because if it’s not fun there’s just no point. Here are some recent sketch book pictures.