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Here Goes…

Monday, June 28th, 2010

I have been meaning to start a blog for a little while but every time I sat down to type I couldn’t think what to post. However I finally have something to start posting even if it is only useful and/or interesting to me.

When I was 15 and had to choose what A-Level subjects I wanted to take I could not decide whether I wanted to pursue a career in something like Physics or Engineering or go down a completely different route to do something like Graphic Design. I decided to hedge my bets and take 4 A-Levels (Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Art). Towards the end of the lower 6th it became clear that I needed to make a choice. I was no longer keeping up with the science subjects especially Chemistry and I was no longer producing very good pieces for my Art A-Level and no where near the quantity of prep work that was expected of me. Something had to be dropped and I decided that Physics would be more interesting and useful and so the Art had to go.

I promised myself that just because I was giving up my course I wouldn’t give up drawing but I hadn’t realised just how little I was enjoying it (probably because I was trying to cram in too much).

Since then I have tried several times to start sketching again, but every time I tried it was like I knew technically what to do but I could no longer feel what would be fun to draw or what would look good put down on paper. Finally last month after nearly 13 years (and, I assume, as a result of following a few sketch blogs – in particular Urban Sketchers) I started to draw again and I started to really enjoy it. I now find myself walking around seeing things in a different way that I realise I have missed for quite a while.

I have decided to start putting a few of my sketches up on this blog in the hope that collecting them together in an easy to view way will keep me inspired to carry on.

Here are a couple of the first sketches I have done since 21st May this year:

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