Thursday, 8 November 2012

Very First Sketchbook #19

Poly corridor, 16 October 1990(Fine point marker in A5 sketchbook)

Like the previous sketch from the Very First Sketchbook (#18), this was done while roaming the corridors of Newcastle Polytechnic one night. I like the sense of emptiness in the corridor, the feeling that no one else is around. It's an idea I've returned to many times in my paintings.

This is the final sketch in my Very First Sketchbook. Although there were many pages left untouched, I decided that I didn't like the ring binding or indeed the fine point marker I'd stored in the binding, so I moved on to a series of differently sized sketchbooks. Whether this was a good move is debatable, as it eventually seems to have led to a falling away of the sketching habit. However, if you'd like me to, I think it might be interesting to post sketches and drawings from those other sketchbooks. Let me know what you think.


Crispin Howell-Jones said...

please keep posting, I find your blog very interesting - more frequent posts would be good too, I'd like to see more of your work!

best wishes


harry bell said...

Thanks, Crispin, I'll soldier on. I try to post something most days, with the exception of weekends, but as you'll have seen, I'm not producing much that's new right now. I'll keep going with posts from the sketchbooks, however, and I have some ideas for new work brewing.