I’ve realised that I rarely share any of my drawings on this blog. I tend to use Instagram to share art as it’s so much easier to capture the mood and compose what I’m currently working on. So for a change, I’ve uploaded some photos of finished / work in progress / unfinished drawings from my sketchbooks.
Here they are, unedited, rubbed out pencil markings and all.
Two skulls, 2016
Owl be watching you, 2015
Unfinished, from a still life photograph, 2017
Sheep skull with roses, unfinished, 2017
Kestrel skull, 5 minute sketch, 2017
I think I’ve been reluctant to share my work on the blog because the resolution is so much bigger than Instagram and I worry that every imperfection will be critiqued. But unless I do share these drawings here they’ll continue to be hidden within my sketchbook which is never my intention. I want to display my art to see how my skill changes and improves.
Sharing work is an important part of gathering feedback and I need to learn to not fear this.