A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line – Tagged "Follow the whispers"– Alice Draws The Line

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A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line

  • Sketching in pyjamas…

    As I walked to the kettle I noticed how the kitchen light caught the flowers I had ready and waiting to take to my friend. 

    The lights shining on the flowers cast such a striking, clear shadow onto the floor. Before I even managed to finish making my tea I’d found two A3 sketchbooks and put them on the floor where the shadow fell. 

  • Sketching outside with a HUGE piece of paper

    As regular readers will know, I seem to have an interest in experimenting with working at a larger scale.

    Last week I took a big piece of paper out into the parkland near the studio and sketched using one of my homemade feather quills.

  • Pigeons...

    Look at all these pigeons I spotted in Barmouth yesterday. All on the railway bridge.

    We hadn't parked for long enough for me to sketch them there and then, and so today I drew four from the photographs I took instead.

    I started with black ink - mixing it with water for the initial layer. Later adding colour pencils, white dry pastel, silver ink and charcoal pencil as well as black and grey brush pens.

  • Snowdrop study

    Last week I had a really inspiring phone conversation and afterwards I decided to go for a walk and keep mulling over the goodness as I went. 

    It was bitterly cold but bright and the sun was catching a huge swathe of snowdrops that I passed. 

    Well, I almost managed to pass them, but not before crouching down to photograph them!

  • March meet the maker, part 1

    #MarchMeetTheMaker is an excellent project set up by Joanne Hawker, a creative who lives in Somerset. Each March she shares prompts for fellow make...
  • Black ink instead of Black Friday

    Today is Black Friday, the first Friday after Thanksgiving, the last Friday of November. I am nor running any deals today but instead have used it as a motivation to finally list these artworks online. They are all original pieces and so once they have sold - they have sold. I wrote a blog post to document them.
  • Planning for play

    It sounds like an oxymoron but I'm planning some time for play. I'm scheduling in some time next week, and hopefully every month to play with different mediums, different scales and different styles in my work. I have realised that it is surprisingly easy to become nestled into a niche, make it comfortable... and stay