Every one knows sketchbooks are essential for illustrators, graphic artists, watercolourists, just name, they are essential tool for every one holding pen or pencil. Here is a sneak peek into one of my Sketchbooks. Sketchbook usually marks the start of my day, especially in winters when days are short and gloomy and it is almost impossible to sketch anything in afternoon.
Crocodiles, or whatsover, called, aligators in illustration itself or in Conceptual illustration are always drawn to depict some drama or conflict, but what about crocodiles as a messangers of emotional status, for example, to express narcissisme in social media, to say: look, look at me, I am so beautiful, please, please LIKE ME. Haven’t you caught someone close in a family or even a yourself, trying to count a LIKES you have on Instagram, on FACEBOOK, haven’t you caught yourself evaluating your day by LIKES you gather. Think about it. Do we live and breathe with outter appreciation or do we feel independant enough to go through the day and its errands without counting LIKES.
Summer time is always a great start to discover new art supplies, new techniques, to start something new, something even never done before, for example, for an art student to start to draw a human head, for senior graphics designer to get away from computer screen, or even may be to get away from several computer screens and take a pen in a hand. And yes, to draw. To get away from quick, sleeky computer sketches to uneven, quirky hand drawing. Your imagination, your spirits and your soul will thank you, because it is scientifically approved that hand movements, physical hand movements with mental thinking involved are heating brain cells, activating their performance.
And don’t think, that moving a wireless computer mouse is the same as moving the pen on a paper. Just try and let me know your results. Here are mine. Have a look and enjoy the day!