Monday, 12 January 2015

Ideas from the journal

Daddy, Ez and Kel the dog

Daddy, Laurel and Coco the dog

tired toys

These  are just a few sketches I've done recently. I like the fact that the ones with Daddy Ashley and the children both have a dog in the background. These two were both done at Mum and Dads but this always seems to be the case at our house too, Todd the dog is usually in the background somewhere. The sketches of objects are basically the result of not having any ideas and therefore just drawing whatever happens to be around but I would like to develop this into 'proper' pieces. For example, at the end of the day in our house the living room is always full of toys thrown on the floor and discarded. I think the busy 'arrangement' of colours and textures could look really good, maybe in pastels.


Laurie Lu


Like a lot of other people in the New Year, I am trying to stay focussed. I want to concentrate on a couple of different things and not get too distracted. One thing I really enjoy is portraiture, particularly with ink. Im really pleased with the one of Laurel, even though one of her eyes turned out darker than the other, which is not how they really are. The one of Ezra was only a quick thing, its a bit more stylised than my work normally is but has a certain Ezra quality to it. As for the self portrait, I am relatively pleased with it, considering its been so long since I've done one. I'd like to do them more regularly, I find it quite a nice, self reflective activity and not just in a vain way.