I like drawing, if that isn't obvious. I've been doing it since I could hold pens and pencils. But I started taking art and drawing seriously when I was around 16 and had my first proper artsy, cartridge A4 sketchbook. At first I didn't really know what to do with it, using it purely for college projects and nothing more. I was so used to drawing in the margins of school textbooks, having these empty sheets of nothing was rather intimidating. What helped me was some advice I received soon after having this sketchbook, advice which still helps me out to this day:
never start with a clean sheet of paper!
And it worked! Whether it's Coffee/Tea staining or just splashing watercolours in random patterns or adding scrap pieces of paper like a collage, it helped give me the confidence to not worry as much about the clean details (it would be a lie to say it didn't still get to me) and add a unique aesthetic to these books which still engages me when reading back issues. I even took the liberty of dating and labeling these sketchbooks, so I know when it happened.
I'll be gradually updating the 'sketchbooks' page with new additions, old back copies and other works not in the 'Main series'. I find it fascinating to read through them, I hope you do to!
Click on the STRANGE EYE-ROBOT to go to the sketchbook hub!