Sketchbook pages 2

I have started on Part 2 of the course where colour appears and will start carrying some coloured pens and pencils around for my sketchbook.

First colorful doodle:

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Ganesh: I completed the sketch of the Elephant headed God Ganesh- the remover of obstacles for my friend Kaz poem/invocation:

Ganesh with stone

My yoga mat- a flying carpet , my sweat towel- a magic cape: (here I used a drawing I did during the life drawing class and just let my imagination flow around that.)

My flying carpet

Today I got back the report for Assignment 1, and have committed to sketch more from reality than from otherworldly imagination. Especially I plan to tackle perspective and constantly sketch small corners of rooms I visit . This is something I really want to learn!

But here an idea from this morning: while I drove past the market on my motorbike, the bike before me was fully loaded with two huge green bags with all kind of produce inside, that all became shimmering green. Besides attracting me as an image, because it looked like a giant FLY with the bags as huge wings, it gave me an idea for the Monochrome drawings: any color put in colored plasticbags. I think it could be worth experimenting around once I get to that exercise.

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Tom lying by the pool:

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Trying out sketching white on black paper for the first time:

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And allowing some fantasy with that:

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The world, cubist…:

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Face with eyes:

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I just realized while logging this, that I lost the idea of colours in my doodling sketches- will start carrying some colour pencils again.

Ouch!- still haven’t gotten into the colour sketching :

Growing roots- Samastitihi (equal standing, connecting to Earth):

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Take 2:

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O dear- i think I have completely lost track of wanting to doodle more in colour again! I am about to log some more black and white line drawings. It has actually been a very very long time that I haven’t sketched anything at all. I am torn because I don’t want to sketch otherworldly, but then sketching from nature doesn’t really work out just yet without frustration, so in the end I just don’t sketch anything. Well, anyway just logging some new black liner pen doodling.

Mama:

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Stuck:

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Feelings:

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Me again:

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A path:

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Here I am drawing less detailed drawings with coloured pens:

A day on the beach…

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Line drawings, still life in sitio on the beach:

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Flowers struggling in the dunes:

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The many ways of holding a book:

 

Beyond my toes…

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Inspired by my visit to the Paula Rego Museum yesterday, I took a break from the course work and drew this “Lisbon garden” in oil pastels instead:

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A letter for you:

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How are you now my frozen fear bird?

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My fearbird has become my friend:

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Kapotasana- a whole world of feelings : (Kapotasana is a yoga pose that pushes me to encounter my deepest fears and anxiety and worry and awkwardness and there are just no words to describe how it feels being there, heart ripped open and turned inside out…That tiny figure on the mat is me bending backwards and holding on to my heels)

 

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Kapotasana again:

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Thistle:

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Close up of my flesh:

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Blossoming:

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Surya Namaskara- saluting the sun:

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This is me- I am getting worried- one breast is big and inflamed now, probably time for another check-up:

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And yes- I need to change the pen in my bag, although I love this orange ink, I realize I have only sketched in orange for too long 🙂

Tearbird fear bird- tell me your story:

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I bow down to the lotus feet:

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Lotusfeet:

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I bow down to the lotus feet:

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Leap of faith:

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Merging:

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Birds in my head:

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More esoteric shit :

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Back in Portugal again, and here I draw on a ceramic sardine (of course 🙂 )

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Anger:

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Complicated… delicate and loveable, but complicated.

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Just another angel:

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Threesome:

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Green thoughts:

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Ocean view:

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Eggs ????:

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A pink portrait:

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Just taking a break from my “at home” exercise despair 🙂 and this King (?) appeared. Maybe you can whisper me some secrets about perspective?

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So I committed to sketch from reality instead of this weird doodling, but then to do that I have to really set time apart and focus. Whereas for these sketches, I just let my pen go while waiting in a queue, or while watching a movie or even while taking decisions for my work. They don’t  interfere with my thinking of other things. So here are a few more scary doodles from the past days.. and THEN I promise to catch up with the reality drawings … Really! 🙂

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So : committing to sketching from life means a week of no sketching at all 🙂

But here I actually managed a reality sketch (one!!) before going off into doodling again. It is so that IF I have time to sketch from life, I do the coursework instead.

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And here doodles again:

I am ending Chapter 2 here. For chapter 3 my wish is to merge my free sketchbook with the actual coursework.

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