pics: sketches

Incomplete sketch Experimenting with colour Experimenting with tone Focussing on contour Eyes and nose study Experimenting with colour... and overdoing contour Portrait of Jerry Sketch of Josh Self portrait Portrait of Nick Self portrait Working on faces

I have several outlets for my creative energies. I program, I experiment with web layout and design, I cook, I sew, and I sketch.

I don't claim to be fantastically talented - quite the opposite. But I find that I learn when I sketch.

When you try to reproduce what you see, you start to realise that what you see is greatly influenced by the way you think. We tend to make generalisations about the world around us, then base further gerneralisations on the first set and so on.

What I find quite enlightening about sketching, is that it forces me discard what I think that I know.