Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Sketch Demons

To make up for lost time earlier this week
due to the snot festival which has invaded our humble home 
and to celebrate the purchase of new Sakura Micron pens
of which I can never have enough
I am posting for a third day running
which may have some of you shaking your head
and I hadn't intended on drawing and posting today 
but the universe had other things at hand...
I was going to link up my drawing for the You've got Mail theme 
and therefore not bombard you all with too many
hayfever induced
sudafed fuelled ramblings

But if I am totally honest the drawing of the hand,
which links quite nicely back
to my earlier quite witty mention of the universe and hands...
drawing that hand so did my head in
that I had to resort to using pencil first
and many many drafts ensued
which left me quivering in a sea of eraser shavings
freaking out with the possibility that my skills 
were on shaky ground
I have absolutely no idea where that sort of head rubbish comes from
but every now and again it invades
and the only way to exorcise its ass 
is to put on my big girl pants
and get drawing again

So Sunday Sketches are very kindly
exorcising the self doubt demon for me
and I am back and ready to attack next week
teacups are beckoning and I am working on my first page or two of the proposed zine
such an exciting week planned
can't wait to get started... xx


Tammie Lee said...

it is so interesting to find your post... i am also getting over a cold, but more so... I JUST was researching dip pens! got to confused to order one and i open your pen to find these wonderful nib pens!

do you have a favorite 'dip' pen?

Unknown said...

oh your work is amazing!!! I love the ink and pen.....very creative!!!! and the style is really gorgeous!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great sketch. I had an awful cold, too, so sympathise, and hope you will soon be better! Valerie

Unknown said...

Awesome sketch!!

Bethie Engstrom said...

*laughs at your creative description of the 'snot festival'...*
I hear ya', going on here as I type and hold the 3yo. =}

Your style is fascinating to me - I love everything that you put up.

Bethie Engstrom said...

(By the way - I'm glad you understood what I was trying to convey in my post - wasn't sure if anyone would understand with my rambling on like that=). Blessings.

Unknown said...

He he, you make me laugh...ramble away. I'm all for big girl pants, only my daughter at three years old insisted on cutting the bows off, she's nearly 18 and we still have to cut the bows off big girl pants... :) Do hope you were referring to knickers as in pants and not trousers as in pants...or I'm sounding like a mad women...

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely creations ~ of very simple objects ~ well done ~thanks ~ namaste, carol ^_^ linked w/ SS

Lori said...

Tracey - sorry to be m.i.a. lately. I think that you and I really live in the same house because it has been a snotfest here too = with my Superman becoming MucusMan. giggle I always love what you do!

Victoria said... beautiful..I love the whole realm of pen and ink and use them gorgeous!! Wonderfully inspiring!

Rita said...

I have to ask. Do you use Calli ink in your fountain pens? There's a whole debate on FPN (Fountain Pen Network) because it does say in various shops online that you can use them with calligraphy FPs or FPs. I know my calligraphy teacher said to only use it in dip pens, but I took that class 20 years ago and maybe their formula has changed. I saw Calli ink and fountain pens and shuddered (despite the fact they are beautifully rendered). So, of course, I had to ask you. Please email me!

I hope the snot festival is over forthwith! May you have a much better week! :)

Debbie said...

such a fun post to ready, as usual! (all except for the sick part of course!) and the artwork is fabulous! I love your style. I hope you all feel better soon!!

Christine said...

lovely sketches today Tracey!

Sabina said...

Hooray for out of the inkwell type drawings. Love the ones of the pens and ink and the one of the drawing hand. Good luck with your zine--can't wait to see that.

Also hope you feel better.

Terrie said...

Great drawing, as always; your details are flawless. Your zine is news to me; I must have missed you talking about it before. What are you up to?

Jenn Girl said...

I love your sketches!

Alexandra MacVean said...

Ha Ha Ha You bring so much life and humor to my world here. LOVE it. :)

And love your sketches. Micro pens are fun to work with but I don't use them that often. LOVE your red mailbox, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely sketches :) have a lovely week ahead.


Neesie said...

Its early days for me and my art mojo...we've been separated for 12 years or so and are only just getting reacquainted but I was looking at ink and nibs in my local art suppliers on Friday, but found it all a little daunting.
Your work is brilliant ~ I love it.
Plus your writing makes me chuckle too.
Hope you have a great week :D

Unknown said...

WOW!! These look amazing...

Anonymous said...

So happy to drop by and have a good read...and laugh at all the posts I have missed. You have been busy! All snotty nosed around here too. Need some heat! i am tabs deep already but off to check out did i miss a challenge?? Take care,

scrapmanufaktur said...

you makes my day, love your sketches so much!!!! Will follow you :-)

Heather said...

these sketches are awesome - i really like the red postal box you included, too!
hope everyone in your house is feeling better this week!

Nicola said...

Really gorgeous pieces I love your style and your header is fantastic! So much energy and movement in your work I love it!x

Unknown said...

I can't believe you do your pen and inks without sketching them with pencil first~ amazing! I didn't think it was possible, but I now admire your work even more! And I think your hand is great too BTW, the end result is beautiful! Keep feeling better!

Joanne Osband said...

I love the variety of line you achieve and your ability to render round objects. Way to go gal!

Hope you are feeling better :)

Marie Rayner said...

Good job Tracey. You are so talented! I could never paint without sketching first. You are amazing.