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How I work

I’ve had a few comments recently asking how I produce my line work. Do I go straight to paper or do I sketch in pencil first? Were do the ideas come from?

So, I thought I’d try to answer. Most if not all of the images I’ve produced on this blog over the last few months have been ink drawings in my Moleskine sketchbook. These images have mostly been straight to paper in ink without a pencil sketch. This is scary sometimes but if you get it wrong just turn the page and start again. I like to have the blank page, nothing in my head, then just begin and see what happens, the ideas seem to come from nowhere. I was intending for my Moleskine book to be just that, a book. I wanted it to look like a finished thing, and not a sketchbook of loose ideas (I have another pad and pieces of paper for th…