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Sketchy Brad
Time traveler and all around sketchy guy. Will draw for good vibes. Sketching daily, posting when it turns out! Fabricando fit faber, age quod agis.
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Digital Sketch
squwetchy Well well well. It’s been a long time since I posted any art anywhere. I’ve let the gap get into my head and i’ve been stumbling over my own fingers about it. We went on a short spring break getaway this past weekend and i left my digital pencil on the shelf for too long and for a couple hours yesterday it wouldn’t charge and eventually I needed to do some research on how to reboot and reset it. yeah. a pencil. I had to reset my pencil. But I figured it out and it charged up overnight and when i came down for coffee this morning i decided to make sure it was working and wouldn’t you know it but a pineapple sketch popped out onto the page. i particularly liked the shading i stumbled through on this one so of course it got posted.
Friday the 29th of March, 2024, at breakfast.
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Art Drop
The distraction that derives from social media for the aspiring creative soul is one of pure performance pressure. The platform provided by posting to an audience without filter or delay results in a kind of urgency to create and share and thus enter into a never-ending cycle flipflopping between the two. Draw. Share. Repeat. There is no clear remedy for this as for the aspiring creative the support from both positive feedback and social networking can be invaluable, even as it becomes that aforementioned distraction. My attempt at a solution involves breaking the cycle with the idea to invoke a pre-planned schedule to those posts. In other words, to share but on a predetermined agenda, and only on that agenda. I have randomly picked a list of dates thru 2024 that I've designated "Art Drops" or days on which I ship my work to the world via social media. January 20, 2024 is the first of those days. Work ships a day early on my personal platform. And the next date is only known to me, is at least one week away but perhaps as far as next month. Only I know for sure. Enjoy the drop.
Friday the 19th of January, 2024, at the dinner hour.
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Ink Illustration
squwetchy I've been drawing daily in the first page of my illustrated calendar. Each square is 3cm and the idea is to capture some tiny aspect of the day in a little itty bitty sketch. Being stuck in the house with the weather is the biggest challenge, tho.
Friday the 19th of January, 2024, before dinner.
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Watercolour
squwetchy Dipping into my blue paint and I've been exploring imaginary winter landscapes i watercolour. In December I leaned into the night scenes, but in January daylight has been more of my ally. And monochromatic images are surprisingly magical when the vibe hits right.
Friday the 19th of January, 2024, before dinner.
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Watercolour
squwetchy I thought it might be cool to tackle some portrait sketching this year. I saw another artist online who did a whole annual series of #selfportraits in an array of different styles which seemed interesting, and much better than subjecting friends and family to my sketchy learnings.
Friday the 19th of January, 2024, before dinner.
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Podcast
squwetchy I have been working on a podcast centred around my novel writing. It is more interesting than I made it sound right there. Think of it as a meta-story, a true story, a story about a story. I’ll work on the words and meanwhile I asked an #ai to pitch me some cover artwork. It wasn’t terrible, and a few I liked made it into my shortlist.
Friday the 12th of January, 2024, in the morning.
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Ink Sketch
squwetchy I appreciate all the people who have given me a like over the years on #insta but I feel like 2024 might be a bad year for #socialmedia y’know? I have long thought about why I post online and a lot of clarity has been revealed to me lately about the difference in spaces that I use to do that. So putting my art ip on these platforms induces an instant feedback sure but ultimately fails to cultivate anything beyond that. My posts and my art are liked for a fleeting moment and then forgotten. Is it better to cultivate a space that is wholly owned by me then? I wonder.
Tuesday the 26th of December, 2023, in the mid-afternoon.
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Watercolour
squwetchy Following up on today’s #sunrise, some #watercolour based inspiration was in order.
Friday the 22nd of December, 2023, in the evening.
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Revisiting
squwetchy My daily #watercolor is evolving and though the winter world is a lot more challenging than spring flowers I’m finding the freedom of the semi-snowy landscape offers a chance to dig into some very different palettes.
Wednesday the 20th of December, 2023, at the dinner hour.
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TUC
squwetchy Another #autumn #watercolour landscape
Sunday the 24th of September, 2023, posted at bedtime.
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TUC
squwetchy An #autumn #watercolour expedition into some local nature and I improvised a mask for the tree trunks using some bits of grass.
Sunday the 24th of September, 2023, posted at bedtime.
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Palatino Roma
squwetchy It’s been a quarter of a century since my last visit here, and it’s always a wonderful reminder of the scope of the world and our long history when we travel. Tho once again the best plein air #sketching places are where the crowds are, and I with my pen and #sketchbook were plonk in the middle of people looking over my shoulder and even photographing my #urbansketching in the midst of ancient Roman ruins. This is the Palatino, an archeological site in the middle of Rome where the giants of history like Caesar once strolled … but today just little old me sketched.
Saturday the 22nd of July, 2023, and up late.
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