A little slow in getting this up, but here is a shot of all of my sketches done in 2015*. It was a sketch-filled year alright, with a large bulk coming in the middle, on my sketching trip to France, and a large number of panoramas being drawn last January (this January however, not so much). It doesn’t include badges designed for my son’s soccer team, nor the advent calendars I drew (I meant to show you those in December…). Still I am happy with this haul.
The sketchbooks used were…
- Seawhite of Brighton (#2) completed May 2015
- Stillman and Birn (Alpha Landscape) #2 – completed Sept 2015
- Seawhite of Brighton (#3) completed Dec 2015
- Moleskine (Watercolour) #14 – ongoing
- and the Stillman and Birn (Alpha) book I use for my son’s things (ongoing)
Apart from Davis/San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Sacramento (the local places), I went to (and sketched)…
- Los Angeles / Santa Monica
- Monterey / Pacific Grove
- London, England (twice)
- Hertford, England
- Portland, Oregon
- Medford / Jacksonville, Oregon
- Aix-en-Provence, France
- Strasbourg, France
- Legoland, California
I took twelve planes and one TGV. I dressed up like a pirate in Portland, and witnessed my friends’ secret wedding in San Francisco. I coached two youth soccer teams and made a lot of stickers. I didn’t organize a single sketchcrawl (!! 2016 maybe…) but attended a big three-day sketchcrawl in France. I sold several drawings and exhibited once again at the Pence Gallery’s art auction.
And I authored a book! Called “Creative Sketching Workshop” which you can buy in shops and online right now.
What I did not get was a real hoverboard (but sadly things called hoverboards do exist, and they do not even hover, they are just rubbish motorized things on wheels trading on the much cooler name).
Incidentally, if you’re interested, here are the sketches from 2014, 2013 and 2012.
2015 was busy alright. Hope you all have a fun 2016! This year is the year I turn 40 (very soon in fact) (like ridiculously soon, like clutching-on-to-the-last-days-of-my-30s soon).
(*Damn! I just realized, also sketched some of my son’s shoes but haven’t scanned them yet…)
5 thoughts on “see ya 2015”
Massive effort to scan that lot in – well done! Great feast for the eyes to see them all in one go, thanks. Have a great birthday – still plenty of sketching years left in you… :)
Cheers! Well, it’s all scanned in as I go along, not that I enjoy scanning much – I really need to get my son doing it at some point, to earn some pocket money…
Pretty amazing year for you! Seems it may have been a set-up for an even more prosperous year in 2016. Do you do any book illustrations, book covers, or children’s books illustrations?Your sketches are really good.
Cheers! Yeah, sketched a lot last year. Not much this year yet though…
I do occasionally do book illustrations, but not that often.