Monday, 25 April 2011
Mike The Knight warm up doodle. Done this morning, I had started some of the inks for the boards but felt things were a bit flat so decided to have a little doodle, which acted like rotating a crank-handle! Now I'm back into the inks with a little more bounce in the lines.
When working I can often feel like I'm just going through the motions and as soon as I recognise that I have to re-engage as a loss of connection to the work is a loss of intimacy, which shows in the work. That's why sometimes I feel I really -have- to take a step backwards in order to get further forward.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
I started this out as a bit of stylistic fun to road-test some ideas for the Bull-Pen. I may have gotten a bit carried away with it, which is often a good sign.
I had to set it aside for a month to meet some deadlines, and it felt really good to sit down and bang out the finishing touches this weekend.