I have something of a tradition in that the end of every year I go through my sketch books and sketches and reminisce about what I have been up to. I put them together in a sort of photo blog. Part one. Pastels
Speaking of which now pencil. Pencil and paper is I find the most accessible and least messy medium. Occasionally I will use pen or charcoal pencil instead but pencil is preferred and I will draw all kinds of things.
One thing I am not very good at is drawing from imagination or memory. I find I need to have an image or object to work from to produce anything good. The only way I can do this is to produce abstract patterns. I also tried imagining some monsters with partial success.
Nudes! I go to a lifedrawing class occasionally. Sometimes the results are good.
Finally Colour. I have a set of colour Ko-ihnor pencils and they are super fun to play with, as are some small Comte pastels.
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.