drawing to a close

30, drawing

#30 of 30, and that’s that. This sketchbook is finished. These are some of my current sketchbooks – the moleskine is in between the big watercolour one and the small wh smith one. I’ve had a pen, or a crayon, in my hands ever since I had hands. I’ve always drawn, always, even if for some years I didn’t really draw all that much. It’s funny though, but I feel it’s just the last few years that I have really come back to it and put myself into it, drawing daily and posting online. It’s like, full circle; I have had many many interests, and things I’ve tried out, and I still do, but drawing was the first thing I did, and it is still what I do.

So the series ends. This was a series of thrity things about me, that you may or may not have known. I specifically chose a mixture of fairly mundane things and fairly interesting things, but these are not necessarily the most important things. Similarly, I’ve drawn different views around the apartment (similar to the How to Save the World series), and kept the words as unkempt and off the cuff as possible.

Here then is the final list. Makes sense when you look at it like this.

I hold my pen in an unusual way
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12 thoughts on “drawing to a close

  1. Nita says:

    I’ve really enjoyed these! Super project!

    My tiny question is . . . would you be willing to draw, or reveal, how you DO hold a pen? Or is that an artist’s secret?

    Is it between your toes?

  2. petescully says:

    Nita: Ah, well it’s difficult to explain how i hold it, it’s not that bizarre but people have always commented on it and often it’s the one thing many people remember about me, i kind of hold it between the middle and ring fingers and then between the index and the thumb…if that makes sense… Actually I think you can kind of see on my bio photo for urban sketchers: http://www.urbansketchers.com/2008/10/meet-correspondents-davis-calif-pete.html

    Christine: thanks! but I have another book all ready for my next similar project. I just have to think of a theme.

  3. Nita says:

    Your penholding position makes perfect sense to me. It slants the pen so you can see the linework a bit better as you draw. Better for bare-fingered artists, though. I had ring interference when I tried it :-)

    • pete scully says:

      I actually have one, but have not yet started using it. I’m a little scared of it. It’s sitting in a pencil case in my cupboard like a secret weapon.I plan to fill it up and start drawing with it soon though…

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