Friday, 1 January 2010

A sketchbook journey: London to home and back again

Hello! Well, it's been a lovely Christmas, great to go home and recharge the batteries for the new year. For a while after graduating I found it really difficult to make new work, I just couldn't relax and get used to the idea that I could draw whatever I wanted without a tutor peering over my shoulder (though they're very well meaning, it's so good to just make the work I want to without thinking about grades). However, the last few weeks have been really productive, I've been spending a lot of time just doodling random things in my sketchbook and have rediscovered my love of drawing again (I still like painting too but am just feeling pens more at the moment.) The above are a small sample of what I've been drawing lately, the streets and cafes of London, and the top of the bookshelf and some treats at my folk's home Leicester-ways.

I'm off on my travels again tomorrow, up to the north this time to say hi to the in-laws. The sketchbook will be accompanying me and I'm sure there will be more doodles in it to share next week.

Here's to a happy 2010!


  1. Nice sketchbook work Emma. I can see you doing illos for someone like higgidy pies! Happy New Year, hope 2010's a great one for you and look forward to seeing more of your work from your trip t'up north. xx

  2. Thanks very much my dear! We're on our way back tomorrow (going to miss the snowy pristine landscape so much!) to the grime of London town, and I will be scanning in more sketchbook pages and popping some photos up soon xx

  3. awww i love your sketchbooks :)
    really sweet and quite 'soothing to the eye' style you have in your drawings!

  4. Hi Emma, your sketch book drawings are looking fab! I hope that things are going well for you - keep in touch.