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

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

  • March Meet the Maker - part 3

    - From the archives

    Just recently I've had a lovely time looking back through old sketchbooks. Here are some pages from the sketchbook I used during my Art Foundation year (2001-2002). Line drawings and black ink were a favourite back then too, but at the time I was doing more mixed media illustration and was working towards a large textile piece with all the lines drawn with a sewing machine (freehand embroidery). 

  • The power of personal projects

    I am a big believer in personal projects. Alice Draws the Line came about because of one of them. My new year's resolution for 2008 was to do a drawing a day for the whole year. I kept the daily drawings all in one sketchbook and by the summer it spilled into a second volume. It wasn't easy, it was a challenge. 
  • How to make a quill pen from a feather...

    Last week I was given two new feathers. One we think belonged to a Red Kite - there are some that live near the studio and can be regularly heard and seen circling the skies. The other may have belonged to an Owl of some sort. I need to look it up. The arrival of these feathers, the Quentin Blake image and some recent appreciation of very inky drawings spurred me into action. 
  • Travel Sketchbook from 2006

    I've been drawing a bunch of cut flowers each month from September 2019 until now, May 2020. In the May bouquet were these Irises. Each month Tammy from Wild Bunch Flowers selects the stems. Tammy is based close to the studio which has made this project even more special. 
  • My Drawing A Day kit... and sketchbooks galore!

    I've occasionally been asked on Instagram about my sketchbooks and the materials I use to create my artwork.

    So here we go, some answers...