Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Very First Sketch Book ( #1 )
Opposite Hotel Pythagorion 16.9.85 (Fine marker in A5 sketchbook)
I'm still finding a reluctance to get work done right now, but it's always been my policy to try to keep blogging through these flat patches.
Previously, I posted from my series of Old Drawings but those are all posted here now. So what I've decided to do is work my way through my sketchbooks. I've mentioned before that the sketchbook habit has evaded me over the years, but I do have quite a few sketchbooks and some of them even have drawings in them!
In 1985 I decided to try to get into the habit of sketching and bought an A5 spiral bound sketchbook to take with me on a trip to Greece. This is the first sketch I made, looking out of the window of my room at the Hotel Pythagorion in Athens. It was done quickly as I'm sure you can tell and I used a rather unsympathetic marker, but I was happy with it at the time.
I've often thought that I might use the sketch as the basis of a painting, but that hasn't happened so far.