I started this year with the challenge of drawing, sketching and illustrating daily, a visual diary for 2016. This is an inspiring and enjoyable activity which is significant for several reasons not least because this is a special year for celebrating creativity, with the focus on architecture and design. It will be a source of ideas for the development of collages and other work.
The photographs below illustrate some examples of the drawings and ideas I have sketched in the diary.
The materials I am using include permanent pens, various grades of ‘lead’ pencils and aquarelle soft coloured pencils which I can also use as watercolour, in a 14cm square sketchbook of 200 gsm cartridge paper.
Sketch designs inspired by the Minton floor tiling at The Arlington Baths Club, Glasgow.
Mosaic Tile Design from the Turkish Suite.