Doodle Time… learning to get serious about it

I am doing another Domestika art course. This time it is a course by Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson whose complex work has kept me fascinated … and laughing … for some years now. Very pleased to get the chance to learn from his insight on “The Art of Sketching: Transform your Doodles into Art”.

Above all this keeps me drawing every Lockdown day. And ironically is helping me overcome that dreadful “this is ART” feeling which descends upon me like a heavy, tight, Sunday Best hat.

This is a licence to play. Of course, having said that, I am already tearing my hair out.

Cissie and Bea Go Learning

I have been doing an online course from Domestika – “Illustrated Stories: From Idea to Paper” by Alfredo Cáceres . Because I am thinking that maybe I should be learning something.

Who knew there was a difference between illustrating an action and illustrating a concept? That is how little I know. I take the challenge of choosing my own would be tale of twins Cissie and Bea in order to illustrate the concept of their story. Does this give anyone a clue?

Preliminary sketch
Completed linework

Stay tuned for completed artwork.