Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist. We’ve already taken a look through
January and February, so here’s to the collection created in March.
March has been a successful month for me, where I started up a new Instagram page to support all my digital drawings (@charlotteabrahamdraws), and found an area of artwork that has just kept providing me inspiration.
I started playing with shape and colour part way through the month, bringing forward that Maths aspect that I sometimes talk about, and getting to know my geometry better. Taking the inspiration from megadokus, I created artwork with squares and circles. The rules were that of sudoku, just with colour; one colour could only appear in that row/column once. It created some interesting challenges with overlapping shapes, and with the limited palette I had! I’ve switched these designs between A5 and A4 sketchbooks and I found a stark difference in the intimacy of watercolour between the two different sizes.
I don’t know what April will bring, but I’m hoping our workshop is going to get finished so the sculptures can begin again.
Project 365: Day 60: ‘Someone Special’ Digital drawing As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve tried to be inclusive to as many groups of people as I could this Mother’s Day. This includes a series dedicated to the ‘someone special’ in your lives. I’ve got one more design to share with you while I’m creating some more digital portraits!
Project 365: Day 61: ‘Nan’ Digital drawing My Nan has always been a significant figure in my life, from looking after me during secondary school to always having her door open for us. How could I not dedicate a card to her? I’ve included Nan, Gran and Grandma in my Mother’s Day collection. Head to my store to take a look!
Project 365: Day 62: ‘Minute. Next’ Pencil I had dinner on the go and realised I hadn’t done my artwork of the day today. It’s felt like my time at home has been rushed these past few days but that’s what I get for doing 12 hour shifts. I respect anyone who does this every week even more now! These are five, one minute line drawings of me and the view in front of me. I feel like I improved simply over five minutes. I wonder what would happen if I did this every day?
Project 365: Day 63: ‘Beliefs and Values’ Digital drawing Head to my reels to see why I drew this one. Hint – it’s all to do with March Meet The Maker!
Project 365: Day 64: ‘As They Come’ Marker pens I decided to treat myself the other day with some marker pens. I was thinking about transferring some of the digital work onto paper. But first I needed to test them out! This is the number order that they came in.
Project 365: Day 65: ‘Silks’ Digital drawing If you hadn’t guessed already I’m doing a huge catch up on Project 365 and March Meet The Maker posts this evening. I’ve got a few more to share with you but first I’ll leave this here. To all my pole, aerial and yoga followers, I’ll be posting something this month that you may be interested in!
Project 365: Day 66: ‘Update’ Cross stitch The last of my catch up posts and finally today’s artwork! This is the progress I’ve made on my Starry Night cross stitch that I received for Valentines. I haven’t spent a massive amount of time on it but I was able to smash out a big block of colour the other day. Today I filled in some of the smaller gaps. Have you got any projects you’re working on?
Project 365: Day 67: ‘Afternoon Tea’ Fineliner and marker pen A special commission for a Mother’s Day card. Involving lots of different sweet treats and a beautiful set for tea! Don’t forget about my selection of Mother’s Day gifts on my store. Order today to avoid disappointment!
Project 365: Day 68: ‘Pole I’ Hey you, yeah you, I think you should go follow my new account @charlotteabrahamdraws I’m going to be putting all my digital drawings there instead of bombarding this page. I’m going to continue with Project 365 but I wanted to do something else that would give me a bit of variety and income as I grow my own practice.
Project 365: Day 69: ‘Pole II’ Digital drawing As you might be able to tell, I’ve done a lot of the digital drawings already. I’ll be specialising in pole, aerial and sport but I’m up for drawing anything (within limits)! Also playing catch up over this week. Come April I’m not going to be doing catch up posts – they will all be live from that day.
Project 365: Day 70: ‘Pole III’ Digital drawing Working in threes is super satisfying. I promise I’m getting off the iPad now and getting back to using paper and pencil. I’m excited to be splitting this as I’ve been inspired the past few weeks to do something more, me. Once again, head to @charlotteabrahamdraws for all my digital drawings!
Project 365: Day 71: ‘Dreams’ Pencil Since I decided to take my pole teaching qualifications, I’ve wanted to teach online and/or in a studio. Those steps are being taken. We have a domain name. We have an instructor. It will probably take a few years, but I can dream.
Project 365: Day 72: ‘Hamper for Mum’ A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the kinds of mum in the world. My thoughts go out to you every day and all the things you go through. And I thank you all for every single one of those. A hand made pamper hamper was gifted to my mum this year who has had a hell of a year already and who needed something to relax with. Love you mum!
Project 365: Day 73: ‘Mum’ Marker pen and fineliner Another belated Mother’s Day post to continue to celebrate the strength of women everywhere. There’s no doubt that shockwaves have been sent through everyone during this time. We are stronger as a community.
Project 365: Day 74: ‘Free’ Felt tip pens and fine liners I wanted to be a bit more free. As you might be able to tell, I’m still finding my style. My voice. I’m hoping to get back into plaster soon but I’ve always enjoyed a 2D element too. I wonder where it will all take me.
Project 365: Day 75: ‘Form’ Fineliner and felt tip pen I haven’t purposefully restricted myself to these materials, but I’ve been creating in our living room these past few days and didn’t want to create too much mess. I really enjoy working with these colours though.
Project 365: Day 76: ‘Going’ Fine liner and felt tip pen Playing catch up with my posts again as I’ve been creating my artworks later at night. I’m back in my home store now so I’ll be creating as soon as I get home from work and posting from there. I’m enjoying where I’m going at the moment though..
Project 365: Day 77: ‘Look’ Fine liner and felt tip pen Continuing with the felt tip pens for this one and bringing my technique for digital portraits in too. It reminds me of a painting I did for my GCSE art which, coincidentally, was the first painting I sold. I’m not sure what made me grab the reds, oranges and yellows but I feel like it fits.
Project 365: Day 78: ‘Diddy Doku’ Coloured pencil This was really soothing to do. I love the complexity of knowing where each colour goes, creating a seemingly simple design. This one is only 10cm big.
Project 365: Day 79: ‘Playing’ Watercolour paint I’ve tried to name each of the works I’ve done but sometimes those names don’t do them justice. It makes me think of songs with names that don’t correlate to the song in any way. Can you think of any?
Project 365: Day 80: ‘Switch’ Watercolour paint and fine liner pen I wondered what It would look like if I started merging, playing around with layers and swapping what was done in pen versus paint. I’m not completely thinking about the final design, which is perhaps part of the reason why I’m enjoying this so much.
Project 365: Day 81: ‘Leaf Line’ Watercolour paint and fine liner pen I don’t know what to say about this one. Do I need to say anything about this one? Got a couple days left to catch up on and then we’re back to the single posts a day.
Project 365: Day 82: ‘Here’ Watercolour paint I had a couple of days off social media just so have some me time. I ended up reading almost two books (only short ones!) and having a general relax. I’m back with catching up on posts though and keeping it simple with some colourful geometry.
Project 365: Day 83: ‘Something’ Fine liner and water colour paint I honestly don’t know what I wanted to put on paper when I did this painting. It didn’t completely feel right doing it and it doesn’t feel right now..
Project 365: Day 84: ‘Repeat’ Watercolour paint and fine liner pen You might recognise this one from a couple of days ago. I tried it again in A4 this time, just to see the difference in style. I found that the intimacy of working in watercolour on A5 gone and replaced with the need to work faster. Bonus though that I got to dig out my marker pens I bought only a couple of weeks back.
Project 365: Day 85: ‘Here’ Watercolour paint and fine liner pen It’s Monday and a fresh week. I’ve only got a couple of days to catch up on then you’ll be seeing my artwork live each day! Still working in A4 at the moment though but thinking about going back to A5 and creating some originals for my store. It’s interesting to see the effect between the A4 and A5 pieces though! How is your Monday going?
Project 365: Day 86: ‘Circling around’ Watercolour paint and marker pen I was in two minds while creating this one as a part of me thought it was too much and then I added the dotted shapes in. It all came together then.
Project 365: Day 87: ‘Nah’ Watercolour paint and marker pen Okay so I really didn’t like this one in A4. I’m sometimes super picky with what I do, how I do it, but I’ve been trying to let go of that. This piece though just doesn’t sit right with me. The intimacy of working smaller has been completely lost and it’s just… not right. Do you get what I mean?
Project 365: Day 88: ‘Coming Around’ Watercolour paint and marker There’s going to be a few posts tonight catching up on the last of March’s artworks. I’m trying to finish two pieces at once though – today’s artwork and a digital portrait I’ve been trying to complete for my other page @charlotteabrahamdraws. One or the other will be finished, I don’t think I have time for both!
Project 365: Day 89: ‘Back to Little’ Felt tip pen and fine liner Working back in my A5 sketchbook I kind of miss the larger, less intimate colour pieces that I was doing. I wasn’t sure about this one but it felt right. Listening to Iggy Azalea got me mark making rather than drawing leaves and patterns.
Project 365: Day 90: ‘Shapes’ Watercolour paint Switching things up with different shapes now. I feel like there are countless designs that can be produced using circles and squares, but I am intrigued with the effect of other shapes. I may need to go bigger though to prevent over crowdedness! I hope everyone has had a good March and I’ll see you over in April!
Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist. Review
January on my first blog post, and February, the next 28 days, below.
Within February, I found myself experimenting with a wider variety of materials during a shorter space of time. I continued and completed the lines series, as well as creating a Mothers Day series of products. Find them all
on my store. The biggest change from this past month is the introduction of digital art. I found myself drawing a lot on an iPad. Even though I enjoyed creating through this medium, I think I want to go back to more pen and paper pieces. I want to be able to complete a sketchbook, my first completed sketchbook, before the end of the year. Next month, I’m hoping to use paper more, and to experiment with simple materials through things like time limitations.
All photos have been used on Instagram.
Project 365: Day 32: ‘Lines V6’ Coloured felt tip pen I suppose you could call this colour combination sun and earth. The bright yellow hues versus the deep rich greens. It makes me miss spring but the greens here in the countryside are still beautiful. Although January is over, Project 365 is not. Thank you for sticking with me! What has been your favourite part of Project 365 so far? Products coming soon ✨ (Once everything is edited!)
Project 365: Day 33: ‘Lines V6’ Coloured felt tip pen Six versions down three to go and the last of the colour combinations. Doing this mini series with lines makes me realise how much I rely on numbers and maths in my art. I count. The lines. The pens. The changes in pattern. It’s all about the numbers. Products coming soon ✨ (Once everything is edited!)
Project 365: Day 34: ‘Lines V8’ Coloured felt tip pen Only one more of these to share with you all! Feels like this part of the project has gone by way too quickly but at the same time I’m excited to go on an adventure with some different materials. February is going to be an experimental month. Products released Saturday ✨
Project 365: Day 35: ‘Lines V9’ Coloured felt tip pen The final element of the lines series, once that grew with no plan but emerged as a mini series. I’m sad to come to a close with these but want to experiment with other things a little further! Which has been your favourite Line work?
Project 365: Day 36: ‘Loved’ Felt tip pens and fine liners on card I know I’ve been quiet for a couple of days but I wanted a little break from posting. Don’t worry though, I’ve still been creating! With several birthdays in February I’m loving to design personalised cards for everyone. It adds an extra bit of sparkle and sometimes they’re super simple to do! If you want a personalised card with a handwritten message, just DM me. Greetings cards can be found on my store ✨
Project 365: Day 37: ‘Happy Birthday To You’ Felt tip pens and fine liners on card Another card design. Thinking about doing some similar designs for my website and keeping these as originals. On the other hand, I want to develop artwork for something like a solo show.. I miss creating big!
Project 365: Day 38: ‘Closest’ Felt tip pens and fine liners on card Dedicating these two to some of my closest peoples who, luckily, aren’t on Instagram! Sending these off tomorrow on my day off. Can’t wait to show you what I make today ✨
Project 365: Day 39: ‘Bookmark’ String Still catching up on what I’ve been making. This was yesterday’s make, a gorgeous design of a bookmark. With all this macrame and Macrame Monday’s continuing, I feel like I should invest in some materials! Anyone know where is best?
Project 365: Day 40: ‘I’m a dog person’ Scratch art kit This was a blast from the past! I haven’t done a kit like this in years. I can safely say I’m a dog person. Are you a dog or cat person?
Project 365: Day 41: ‘Cut up’ Coloured paper A bit of a throwback to the work I did last summer with @artlabuor on the lockdown lab. I reviewed a kids activity from @tate which involves cutting shapes and then arranging them on a piece of paper. It was so simple yet so effective. There are so many things you can do with a pair of scissors, glue and some paper!
Happy St Valentines Day everyone. Hope you’ve been able to have a smile at something today ✨ Catching up on the last couple of days of project 365. Had some time to myself, which I felt like I really needed. Project 365: Day 42: ‘Round’ Digital drawing Working with a new medium, which I didn’t think I would get along with at first. Digital drawing was simpler than I thought and more effective with this design! I still love a pen and piece of paper but you’ll be seeing more of these.
Project 365: Day 43: ‘Round II’ Digital drawing Swipe to see COLOUR ✨ Really enjoying these drawings and the variations you can quickly make!
Project 365: Day 44: ‘Round III’ Digital drawing Swipe to see some colour ✨ Still playing catch up over the past few days. Made quite a few yesterday so get ready for several posts today!
Project 365: Day 45.1: ‘Voronoi I’ Digital drawing Playing catch up with some artwork from Valentine’s Day. This is a Voronoi Diagram which can be seen in cosmology, biology and commerce. I’ve created many of these and none of them have looked remotely similar!
Project 365: Day 45.2: ‘Voronoi II’ Digital drawing Another Voronoi Diagram for you all. Love the bright colours of Comic markers in this digital work!
Project 365: Day 45.3: ‘Voronoi III’ Digital drawing The last of this set of Voronoi Diagrams. They were super fun to do so you may see these appear again 👀 And I will certainly be carrying on with some digital work! Don’t worry, I won’t forget about all my other materials too
t’s the Macrame Monday post ✨ Project 365: Day 46: ‘MMIII [Macrame Monday III] String I don’t actually know how many Macrame Monday’s I’ve done but three feels right. This one, as soon as it was made, got sent to a lovely friend as a birthday present, for all the reading she does 💕
Project 365: Day 47: ‘Mum & Nan’ Fineliner pen This week and next week I’m going to be designing and launching some Mother’s Day gifts. Sunday 14th March is Mother’s Day. I know not everyone celebrates it but let it be a time to look up at all the women we celebrate in our lives ✨
Project 365: Day 48: ‘Frame’ Felt tip pen and highlighter I was stuck tonight. I looked over and saw a photo of me and my dad in a frame I have next to my desk and thought yes. I’m drawing that. You know when you find the perfect frame for the picture? I had that moment for mine. Mother’s Day products are still being designed. Sign up to my mailing list to see the designs first ✨ Link in bio
Project 365: Day 49: ‘Preview’ Digital drawing I’m heading back to painting on a real canvas tomorrow but before I do, I’m going to share a few digital drawing I’ve done recently. Including this little preview of my Mother’s Day Range!
Project 365: Day 50: ‘Omega’ Digital drawing Throwback to my exchange in Ottawa when me and my roomie (now one of my furthest 🇦🇺 and closest friends) travelled round Omega Parc to see some of the cutest animals. Happy Birthday Lily 🥳
Project 365: Day 51: ‘Love Flowers’ Digital drawing Another Mother’s Day preview ✨ I’m moving back to paper today because I’ve been staring at screens too much recently. Once I’ve released my Mother’s Day products I’ll also be working on a couple of canvases! Cant wait ✨ Hope you’ve all had a good weekend!
Project 365: Day 52: ‘Starry Night’ Cross stitch A little late night post for you all to find.. So I know it’s not a finished piece but my technique with cross stitch is improving with the progression of this kit my other half bought me for Valentine’s Day. It’s made me remember why I started Project 365 – to build on my knowledge of materials and methods. Be prepared to see more experiments and playing with mediums as I continue my exploration.
A quick catch up with project 365 Day 53: Macrame Monday IV I’ve lost count of the number of macrame designs I’ve done as they’ve all been so fun to do! I didn’t follow a pattern for this one but took inspiration from each of the knots I’ve already used. Featuring the original ‘Lines’ drawings.
Project 365: Day 54: ‘Megadoku Abstract’ I played around with the idea of making a more abstract Megadoku, like the one a few weeks ago but loose, free. I don’t like it. Do you?
Project 365: Day 55: ‘Perfect Circle’ Coloured Pencil I’ve been seeing artwork with bolder colours recently. Along with some lovely messages about Project 365 I continue to strive on and make it through another month! Maths comes back into this one again, with circular motions. I might add leaf patterns in soon?
Project 365: Day 56: ‘Overlap’ Oil pastel and pencil This. This is what Project 365 is all about. I experimented today, for the first time in what feels like forever. Playing around with colour and material. I haven’t used oil pastel in years and yet my hand reached toward them today.
I’ve noticed I do things in threes at the moment.. I wanted to play around with another material, acrylic paint this time, and I was drawn back to the circles I’ve done the past couple of days. It’s still all shapes and maths behind it all though. Project 365: Day 57: ‘Another One’ Acrylic paint and black biro
A little added experimentation with the colours used from the third of the circles. I added leaves into this one, which inadvertently caused a new artwork through the page. Head to my stories to see how! Project 365: Day 57.5: ‘Levels’ Acrylic paint and biro pen
Project 365: Day 58: ‘Dad’ I can finally share this birthday card I designed for my dad ✨ a special design including our two dogs 🐕 I can do any personalised designs for you and am looking at doing a ‘silhouette’ series soon which you can use for any occasion.
Project 365: Day 59: ‘Mum’ Digital drawing With my Mother’s Day products now available (with some items that you can even treat yourself with), I can finally show you Day 59 of Project 365. With my Mother’s Day collection I tried to be inclusive to as many groups of people as possible, so you can share the day with whoever is close to you in your life. I hope that is reflected through the products! Thank you to everyone who has ordered something x
Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist. Review the first month, the first 31 days below.
January saw a month of fine liners and the beginning of colour. Throughout the month, I took inspiration from my surrounding environment and my new home. While living through the third lock down in the UK, some days felt bland, but looking at something in a different perspective allowed me to continue with the project. Reflecting on this month, I have learnt a new craft, finished several smaller projects and gotten to know materials such as watercolour paint. This month, I also released my first original artwork and limited edition prints on my store, which is a huge step for me. Next month, I’m hoping that other materials are going to come out to play, and the new craft of macramé will be explored, as well as new original artworks being released regularly.
All photos have been used on Instagram as the front image of each day of the Project.
Day 1: ‘Mum’ Fine liner and coloured felt tip pens So my mums birthday is tomorrow, and in my creative spirits I decided to make her card this year. I normally don’t because other cards have the rights words, but I know this will mean more to her. This one is to all the mums out there, past, present and future 💕
Day 2: ‘House/Home’ A6 sketch with fine liners Life sketch of a small wooden house that Dan bought me as a little decoration for our own home. This drawing reminds me of why I firstly do not draw tired and secondly why I am doing this project – to get back to the roots of why I create and to get back to the basics of creating.
Day 3: ‘Maroon’ Coloured felt tip pens Random lines in various colours mould together to create bumps and hills, troughs and dips. I’ve previously doodled this in other colours and wanted to see if it worked with something so bright. I’m also hoping to fill up my sketchbook. Here’s hoping with my forever busy schedule.
Day 4: ‘Sigil’ HB Pencil I exhausted myself over the past several weeks so I had to take a day off work and nurse the headache that I still have. With The Originals on in the background I saw several symbols, of which I replicated here in my own style. It’s amazing what we pick up from things in the background to our day-to-day lives. What have you picked up today?
Day 5: ‘Teddy’ Crochet teddy kit with stuffing and wool I got this kit for Christmas and I had to start it there and then. With the move I hadn’t got it out for a while until last night when I had a huge sense of determination. It’s the first teddy or bear that I’ve ever made and I cannot wait to make more in the future. So soft and completely adorable!
Day 6: ‘Primary Trio’ Felt tip coloured pen Inspired my one of my own doodles I split it into three, with the idea of possible book marks and other products to be added to my online store. I hope that one day I’ll be able to live off of the profits off of my artwork. That’s the dream but reality can be very different.
Day 7: ‘Duck’ HB Pencil I’ve been busy updating my online store but there’s a few things to finalise. I’ll give you all the big update on everything by the end of the week. Today though, I decided to sketch this little duck. I was told that everyone at my parents wedding got one of these little ducks, which is something similar that I would like to do at my own. A little rough sketch, but something that tugs a little at my heart strings. What’s an object that means a lot to you?
Day 8: ‘Oh Bother’ HB Pencil, Line Drawing I’m clearly feeling nostalgic this week for Winnie the Pooh was the character of my childhood. While doing the dishes, I washed some of my plates that I used when I was a child and there he was, with the rest of the gang from the 100 Acre Wood. I almost forgot about the artwork today, ‘oh bother’ as Pooh might say.
Day 9: ‘Hanger’ Black plastic hanger and string I wanted to try something new, something that already linked to something that I loved and macrame came to mind. This is full of flaws by that’s what makes it even more perfect. Only a tiny design but I now cannot wait to make more. I have a plan for this!
Day 10: ‘Lines’ Black fine liner Flicking through my sketch book I couldn’t help but want to know what the inverse of one of my pages would look like. To strip it down to its simplest format. To reduce it down to a line.
Day 11: ‘Emotion’ Watercolour A little experiment with watercolour as a sort of diary. The shapes, the shading and the colours were all picked out for a reason perhaps only my subconscious will know. I returned to work today and not going to lie, put my ducks in line and it all worked out pretty well. How was your day?
Day 12: ‘Geometry’ Watercolour I reached for the watercolours again tonight for today’s artwork. I’ve got a plan for some original artwork coming soon! All based on these past two paintings. I love bringing colour back into my work. Do you prefer colour or monochrome?
Day 13: ‘TLC’ Felt tip pen The sudden realisation that you need to do some more life drawing when you give your fiancé an extra finger/extra large finger gap. I felt uninspired today after a long day at work. But he helped me achieve what I wanted to achieve, as he always does 💕
Day 14: ‘Original’ Pilot white super colour permanent type ink pen A translation of designs, doodles and marks. Around two years ago I started designing shapes within a boundary, giving myself a challenge to create something simple yet effective within those lines. I want to do this again, have a limit while being totally free. Perhaps I’ll bring colour in to this one.
Day 15: ‘Megadoku’ Watercolour, A2 A megadoku is a extra large sudoku where each number is only shown once in a column or row. This has been translated in colour with extra detail. I’ve always loved sudoku and bringing maths and art together feels… right. It isn’t perfect, but that’s what makes it so much more unique.
Day 16: ‘After Eight’ Biro Pen In the corner of my eye I saw the classic after eight tin, something that was always part of Christmas, but only the adults were allowed. I wanted to figure out layering and whether it’s a good idea, or how I could get away with it. When do you eat after eights?
Day 17: ‘Leafy layers’ Felt tip pen and highlighter We’ve been in our house for almost a month and I’ve only just noticed the pattern within the bathroom window. Layered leaves. I read a post from an artist I follow closely. It was simple: take inspiration from everywhere around you.
Day 18: ‘Configuration 1’ ~A4, Watercolour An abstract watercolour of shapes as they arose in my mind. Almost mindlessly, I picked out the colours and put the paintbrush to paper before fully deciding what to do. I had the rule of thirds in my mind, just at the back though. Keeping it free for the next week with Configuration. Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 19: Configuration 2’ ~A4, Watercolour An abstract watercolour painting of whatever came to mind. I’ve had a lot of thoughts floating in my mind. I suppose in hindsight it could be a visual representation of those thoughts, leading together. On the other hand I did think of planets (as I am a little bit of an astrophysics lover). Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 20: Configuration 3’ ~A4, Watercolour and fine liner I’ve had a bit of an emotionally weird day today, where I’ve been feeling fairly neutral for much of the day, then everything coming out over dinner and hearty conversation with my love. I have to admit that I do not like this composition as much, and through the process it felt like something was missing, so I reached towards the pens and added a little bit of something new. Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 21: Configuration 4’ ~A4, Watercolour and fine liner I made a conscious decision to have no more than three distinct shapes within this piece. The cloud-like forms were then born out of a freedom of the paintbrush, and also some very loud music to drown absolutely everything out. What will the rest of the week bring? Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 22: Configuration 5’ ~A4, Watercolour, fine liner and white ink pen I’ve got a love-hate relationship with today’s painting. I kept to a minimal palette of the first four colours I chose. The shapes fall like confetti. My dislike may be due to the simplicity of the painting, and the darker nature compared to the previous days. What do you think? Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 23: Configuration 6’ ~A4, Watercolour and fine liner Energies, flows and rhythms. This might be my favourite so far this week. Simple, large, detailed. How’s your weekend going? Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Day 24: Configuration 7’ ~A4, Watercolour Is it cheating if I took inspiration from my own artwork to create another piece? I’m going to vote no, it’s just a progression of ideas. I’ve got a little surprise for you coming in about an hour. Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT. ✨ Live Now ✨
Project 365: Day 24.5: Configuration 8’ ~A4, Watercolour and fine liner The bright one. The extra one. I gave up after the first five shapes as I hated it. Now, with encouragement from my love, it’s one of my favourites of the week. Bright, colourful and full. Original and various prints of this artwork will be available to purchase on my website from Sunday 6pm GMT.
Project 365: Day 25: ‘Knotted’ String I used the end of my tripod this time instead of a hanger. I feel like I got the hang of it much more and the square knots have gotten much neater! This was yesterday’s artwork but timing wasn’t on my side so finished it today. Hoping that all artworks from now on will be started and finished on the same day 🤞🏻
Project 365: Day 26: ‘Layered Leaves’ Coloured felt tip pen I felt uninspired until looking over to the collection of Lindor wrappers I have on my desk. Looking back at the artwork I’ve done so far this month, the leaves, the lines and the chocolate are the elements I wanted to explore. Then was born this artwork.
Project 365: Day 27: ‘Lines’ Coloured felt tip pen Enjoyed the meditative and relaxing state that drawing this put me in. It’s part of a series that I think I’m going to do in the next few days. Playing around with colour and lines.
Project 365: Day 28: ‘Lines V2’ Coloured felt tip pen I swapped round the orientation of yesterday’s drawing, so that the blue was vertical and the purple was horizontal. I became really tired doing this so it ended up giving me a bit of a headache. Not that my loud music has anything to do with it either.
Project 365: Day 29: ‘Lines V3’ Coloured felt tip pen The last of the blue and purple lined pieces but I’m now exploring with two more colour sets. I’ve drawn these three different ways – which one is your favourite?
Project 365: Day 30: ‘Lines V4’ Coloured felt tip pen Decided to play around with colours in the previous patterns of lines. I was surprised when these actually came out as good partners. The brightness of the yellows against the richness of the greens. Got plans for one last colour combo before they hit my website as prints ✨
Project 365: Day 31: ‘Lines V5’ Coloured felt tip pen Continuing to play around with colour in a similar design to V2. Capturing the yellows against the greens is a little difficult but I believe my photography and editing is improving. Hopefully by the end of the year it’ll be smooth running!
Original artwork of the ‘Configuration’ mini series, as well as prints of ‘Configuration’ and ‘Lines’ versions 1 to 5 can be found on my store.
(2020) The Alphabet Collection is a spontaneous creation of artworks in the shapes of letters and into a collection of quirky, intriguing and unique drawings. With help from ideas gathered from my followers, a total of 26 unique designs emerged.
There is a monochrome aesthetic, cinematic and photographic, drawing your eye to a moment in time or a series of flowing shapes.
This collection is due to grow in 2021.
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Date: May 2020 Size: 1.3 x 1.24 x 2 m Material: Bamboo, twine, plaster, sellotape
“To come together to form a single unit”
plaster support forms of bamboo. Stretching the limits of the relationship between the materials and space. Fighting balance, tension and gravity. A constant stream is drawn with bamboo and plaster.
Date: May 2020 Size: A5 Material: Ink pen on printer paper
materials and scale, practising, planning. The intricacy of layers in transformable objects. Determining the next steps.
Date: April 2020 Size: Under 3 x 3 cm Material: Matchsticks, tissue paper and glue
Planning, preparing, balancing. Producing transformable structures, under gravity and tension. Small scale weight to determine a future of sculptural installation that encompasses an area.
Fusing sculpture, painting and poetry together with textiles. Colours mutate, canvas becoming a geometric abstraction. Sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. He choreographs the audience – we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction’s ascent into space.
The model designs of playful cities and the creative human being at the centre. Man would be liberated from manual labour and dedicate himself to the development of creative ideas. Interweaving and intersecting each element, joining and conversing. A series of linked transformable structures, perched above ground. A post-revolutionary world.
Date: March 2020 Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5 ft Material: Bamboo, twine, plaster
Gravity takes its toll when adding weight. Unpolished, it could be disturbed by a simple knock or push. Holding itself in the moment. Two materials forced into a moulded relationship, to work together, to balance. Too heavy to hold itself without support.